Posts Tagged ‘Household recycling centre’

After the storms

27 February 2014

The recent storms have left a trail of destruction for many households.  Here are some tips to help you with the clear-up:

Storm damage

Fallen tree

Picture courtesy of Newbiggin Hall Scouts (Wikimedia Commons)

If you have a garden waste collection, you can use it for leaves, twigs and branches less than 15cm diameter and short enough to fit in your bin. You can take bigger items, such as logs, to your local household recycling centre (HRC). Please note restrictions on vans may apply but small trailers are allowed.

Beware rogue traders. Make sure any tree surgeons who come calling have the proper qualifications and are licensed to carry and dispose of any waste. Unscrupulous traders made also be fly-tippers.  Check trading standards’ Buy With Confidence list of approved traders.

Clearing up after flooding

floods musicians 1

Picture courtesy of Peter Cooper (Wikimedia Commons)

If you are unfortunate enough to have been flooded, read Dorset councils’ flooding information and advice, including Public Health England’s advice on clearing up after floods.

Please take extra care and wear gloves when handling any goods that has been contaminated by flood water.

Home contents insurance, if you have it, should cover the costs of disposing of and replacing household items.  Waste disposal should be carried our by a licensed waste carrier.

You can also request a bulky household waste collection or use your local household recycling centre.  House clearances should be done by a specialist contractor.

Disposing of sandbags

Read the Environment Agency’s advice about what to do with sandbags after flooding.

Our general advice is as follows:

Unused sandbags (not contaminated by floodwater)

If you have space, store them in case you need them again. Alternatively, empty the sand (dig it into the garden, if you have one) and put the empty sack in the household rubbish bin, or take it to a household recycling centre.

Used sandbags (contaminated by floodwater)

Handle the bags with care using gloves and take them to a household recycling centre.  Bags filled with sand can be placed in the rubble skip. Gel bags should be put in the landfill skip.

Do not put contaminated sand or bags in your household waste collection.

Post-storm garden clear-up? Recycle it…

28 October 2013

In the garden (large version)

If your garden is littered with leaves, twigs and branches following the stormy weather, remember there are lots of ways to recycle that organic garden material.

The Dorset Waste Partnership’s 11 household recycling centres accept garden waste, as well as any garden furniture that may be beyond repair.

And if you live in an area where the Recycle for Dorset service has been introduced and have paid for the optional garden waste collection service, you can put leaves, twigs and branches less than six inches thick into you garden waste wheelie bin.

Garden waste can also be collected in West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland using authorised sacks.

The garden waste we collect at recycling centres and the kerbside is recycled in Dorset to make compost and other soil improvers.

Recycling centres to close earlier for winter

23 October 2013

household recycling centre cardboard box

Dorset’s 11 household recycling centres (HRCs) will close an hour earlier from Friday 1 November.

Due to the shorter days, the centres will be open between 9am and 5pm seven days a week until April.

The only exception is Bridport HRC, which is open between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and closed on Sundays all year round. The South Street site has the same opening hours as the other HRCs on weekdays.

The last chance to make use of the later closing time of 6pm will be Thursday 31 October.

You can find your nearest household recycling centre at our website.


Swanage recycling centre to re-open

4 September 2013

Swanage HRC aerial pic

Swanage community recycling centre will re-open at 9am tomorrow (Thursday 5 September).

The facility has been closed for two days following a fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  The site has now been made safe and cleaned thoroughly.

Thanks to local residents for their patience while the centre was closed.

Swanage recycling centre update

3 September 2013

Scene following fire at at Swanage recycling centre

Swanage community recycling centre will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday 4 September) and may remain closed until the weekend following a fire.

The Dorset Waste Partnership has arranged for electrical repairs and a structural survey to be carried out.  In the meantime, there is a lot of clearing up to do and the building will need cleaned thoroughly.

As a result, it is likely the site will remain closed to the public for the next few days. The DWP hopes to reopen the centre by the weekend. Please check back here, on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Swanage recycling centre closed after fire

3 September 2013

Swanage HRC aerial pic

Swanage community recycling centre is closed while investigations are carried out following a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews attended the scene to put out the blaze in three waste skips in the site’s barn area. The Dorset Waste Partnership is assisting with investigations into the cause of the fire and will carry out structural surveys to assess any damage.

The centre is closed until further notice and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.  The nearest household recycling centre is at Westminster Road in Wareham.

Please check back for further updates.

See pictures below:

Swanage fire 2

Scene following fire at at Swanage recycling centre

Recycle more for Dorset

2 August 2013

Millhams Community Recycling Centre (large version)Been having a clear out and now your not sure what to do with the stuff you don’t want? (more…)

Carnival opening times for Weymouth household recycling centre

14 August 2012

This Wednesday (15 August), Weymouth Household Recycling Centre (HRC) will close at 4pm instead of 6pm.

This is due to the Weymouth Carnival taking place and closure of the road along Preston beach front.

Local residents wishing to use the HRC on Wednesday are asked to make their trips before 4pm. The site will be open as normal from Thursday 16 August.

Temporary closure of Shaftesbury HRC

10 January 2011

Recycling garden waste(large version)Just a reminder that our household recycling centre (HRC) at Wincombe Business Park, Shaftesbury will be temporarily closed all day Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 January. It will re-open as usual at 9am on Friday.

This is to allow us to carry out essential maintenance works at the site.

During the closure you can use the HRCs in Blandford (Shaftesbury Lane) or Sherborne (West Mill Lane) as an alternative, or hang on to your waste until the Shaftesbury site re-opens.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Temporary closure of Wimborne HRC

6 December 2010

Just a reminder for all residents living in east Dorset, our Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Brook Road, Wimborne will be temporarily closed all day Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December. It will re-open as usual at 9am on Friday.

This is to allow us carry out essential maintenance works at the site including:

  • Relining parking bays
  • Painting
  • General repairs to steps and recycling containers
  • Thorough cleaning
  • Landscape maintenance

During the closure you can take your waste to the Wilverley Road site, Christchurch as an alternative.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

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