Swanage Household Recycling Centre

Combine your trip to the tip with a beach walk in Swanage!

The recycling centre in Swanage is open every day throughout the year, with a few exceptions, such as Christmas and New Year.

Located just off the main road into town (Victoria Avenue), Swanage Household Recycling Centre is a spacious, pleasant experience with helpful staff on-hand at all times.

There’s a re-use area, where you can donate items that aren’t perhaps fit for the bin or for charity, and where you might find a treasure! A small donation’s usually expected if you want to take something away.

You can recycle most items at the tip here, excluding asbestos.

For a full list of what you can take to Swanage Household Recycling Centre visit the Dorset Council website.

For commercial waste, speak to the on-site team or call W&S Recycling on 01202 979011.

Opening hours

Opening times vary seasonally to reflect daylight hours as follows:

  • 1 April – 30 September – Daily from 9am to 4pm
  • 1 October – 30 March – Daily between 9am – 4pm
  • Bank holidays – Open (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when the tip is closed)

How to get there

📍Postcode – BH19 1EJ

Swanage Recycling Centre is a short walk or drive from all the town’s main amenities – there’s a Texaco garage just outside and Main Beach Car Park is just down the road, so you can pop to the shops, park or beach after visiting the dump.

It’s located at Prospect Business Park, just off Victoria Avenue.

Swanage Household Recycling Centre location (credit: Google Maps)

Wareham tip

There’s also a household recycling centre in Wareham.

It’s situated just outside the northern end of town off the Bere Road – postcode: BH20 4SN.