TerraCycle is a recycling company that is recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box platform allows you to recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules and cigarette butts, to complex laboratory waste. To use their services and find nearest drop-off point for different items, visit their website. Or see the list below or go to our Facebook group.
Charities and local groups also collect things for various projects see the link below for this information also or go to our Facebook group.
local drop off for terracycle & other hard to recycle items
There are now a number of places you can drop off your 'non' recyclables which are then sent to terracycle. To download the up to date list click here. Please contact us if you know of any other people or places collecting and we'll update the list. Thank you.
the recycling bin
What do I put in the recycling bin?!? There seems to be a lot of confusion about what to actually put in the recycling bin, or if you are suppose to wash it or not?!!
Check out Bournemouth Recycling's website to get the answers. Their A-Z on recycling can also be useful.
Larger items and ones that don't go in the recycling bin, can be recycled at the local recycling centre. For more information about what you can recycle and where to go, visit their website. Bournemouth Council's recycling page
If you have an item that you couldn't find on our list, and is wondering what to do with it, the national recycling site RECYCLE NOW has an A- Z guide with a good overview and information on what to do with different items.
Stuff to give away
One man's trash is another man's treasure! Everything from well weathered furniture to bubble wrap that you no longer need, might come in useful for someone else. Try your local Freecycle and Gumtree. Or local Facebook groups such as Sobo Recycle or Bournemouth Recycle for more unlikely items such as packaging, surplus jam jars...