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Commercial waste collection providers in Dorset

Commercial Waste Quotes is proud to call Dorset our home. We are based in Lytchett Matravers, a village in Dorset located at the gateway to the Purbeck Hills and overlooking the waters of Poole Harbour. Discover more on our about us page.

We have compiled this guide to the commercial waste services available in the county of Dorset. We begin our local guide with the reputable private commercial waste collection firms operating within Dorset.

💡 Shortcuts: Click if you’re searching for commercial recycling, trade waste stations or council waste services in Dorset.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Avon Material Supplies</a></h3>

Avon Material Supplies

Avon Material Supplies has been providing businesses in and around Dorset and Hampshire with waste disposal services for over 25 years. They offer regular commercial waste collection services in Poole, Bournemouth, Ferndown, Ringwood, and Wimborne.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hurn Recycling</a></h3>

Hurn Recycling

Hurn Recycling was founded in Bournemouth with the support of The Prince’s Trust. They are proudly the largest independent waste company in the county of Dorset and have expanded to operate across the neighbouring counties of Hampshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Waste King</a></h3>

Waste King

Waste King offers a range of commercial waste collection services across the town of Weymouth. Their trade waste services include skip hire, road sweeper hire, and grab hire services.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Junk-o-saurus</a></h3>


Junk-o-saurus is a family-owned waste removal business based on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. They offer a wide range of services, including regular commercial waste collection in Dorset, Bournemouth, and Poole.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Biffa</a></h3>


Biffa is the UK’s largest waste management company and provides a comprehensive commercial waste collection service across the entire county of Dorset. Biffa operates its Dorset services from its location on the Mannings Heath Trading Estate in Poole.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Veolia</a></h3>


Veolia is another large commercial waste collection provider, serving over 70,000 business customers nationwide. Veolia offers trade waste collection services to companies in Dorset from their site in Verwood to the north of Bournemouth.

Commercial waste collection with Dorset Council

Confusingly, the county of Dorset is managed by two separate councils: one for the cities of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole and another for the rest of the county.

Both councils offer commercial waste collection services. Jump to the relevant section:

Dorset Council commercial waste collection service

Dorset Council offers a commercial waste collection service under the brand Dorset Waste Services.

Dorset Waste Services provides a range of recycling and waste collection services to over 4,000 businesses across the county and boasts the largest general waste and recycling fleet in Dorset.

The Dorset Waste Services collections are provided alongside the domestic waste collections, so the collection is only available on certain days. You can check the collection days at your address here.

Dorset Waste Services offers regular collections of:

As well as a regular collection service, the council offers one-off pickups and purple sacks services for irregular commercial waste collection needs.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council commercial waste collection service

Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (“BCP”) Council offers a five-day-a-week commercial waste collection service across the three cities, which includes:

  • General business waste
  • Mixed recycling collections
  • Commercial paper recycling
  • Commercial cardboard recycling
  • Food waste (Bournemouth and Christchurch only)

The BCP Council has published a useful summary of the waste obligations for local businesses, titled, BCP Council – Managing Business Waste – A Duty of Care summary.

Commercial recycling centres in Dorset

Dorset’s two councils do not permit businesses to use their household recycling centres. If you wish to transfer your own commercial waste to a recycling centre, you will need to use one of the following private waste transfer stations in Dorset:

H&D Skip Hire -The Yard, 2 Victoria Square, Weymouth, Portland, DT5 1AL
WS Recycling – Kennington Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, BH17 0GF
FDS Waste – 17-19 Mannings Heath Road, Poole, BH12 4NQ
Commercial Recycling – Arena Way, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3BW

Visit the links above to find out how to book a waste disposal appointment at these sites.

⚠️ Businesses that transport their own waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register a carrier licence here.

The waste transfer stations above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, allowing your company to demonstrate its compliance with commercial waste regulations.

Commercial waste collection services in Dorset

Dorset, located in the southwest of England, is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, including the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), attractive beaches, and historic towns and villages. These features make it a popular destination for tourists.

Tourism significantly contributes to the local economy through hospitality, accommodation, and leisure activities. Local companies supporting the tourism industry have a diverse range of waste management needs.

In this section, we review some of the more specialised commercial waste collection options available in Dorset.

<h3 id="recycling">Commercial recycling services in Dorset</h3>

Commercial recycling services in Dorset

Companies in Dorset have a number of options for their recycling needs; these include:

At Commercial Waste Quotes, we help businesses find the most cost-effective waste quotes covering all types of recycling. Find out how much you can save today.

<h3 id="hazardous">Hazardous waste collection in Dorset</h3>

Hazardous waste collection in Dorset

Small businesses often find they occasionally need to dispose of electrical equipment, paints, batteries, and other hazardous waste.

Companies in Dorset have several options for hazardous waste collection, including W&S Recycling, which operates across the south of England.

W&S Waste Management boasts a long history of providing commercial waste services in Dorset, including a recycling centre contract awarded by Dorset County Council that dates back to the 1980s.

<h3>Commercial food waste collection in Dorset</h3>

Commercial food waste collection in Dorset

Food and beverage establishments around Dorset have a number of options for their food waste collections.

Dorset’s local councils offer a food waste collection service, where food waste is taken to a local anaerobic digestion plant to produce renewable energy.

Alternatively, Food Waste Services provides a commercial food waste collection service to all postcodes starting with “BH” (covering most of East Dorset). The collected food is delivered to a local recycling centre in Piddlehinton.

Poole Harbour Waste Management

Dorset is the home of Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural harbour. The harbour is a haven for wildlife. It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) to protect its significant bird populations and habitats. Species such as the avocet and the osprey can be spotted here.

Poole Harbour also hosts a range of important commercial activities, including ferry and freight traffic to the Channel Islands and Europe.

Balancing commercial and environmental interests at the port requires a robust commercial waste management plan.

Poole Harbour Commissioners have published their Port Waste Management Plan. The plan ensures that all craft using Poole Harbour can dispose of all waste materials directly at the port.

All vessels are required to pay an Environmental Charge, which covers the cost of commercial waste disposal facilities.

Using the Environmental Charge, the port authority maintains commercial waste bins at the port capable of handling a wide range of waste, including recycling and hazardous waste types.

By offering a wide range of easily accessible waste disposal services, the Port Authority maximises the rates of recycling by all vessels using the port.

For more information, we recommend visiting the Poole Harbour Commissioners Website.