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Dorset Council

Waste collection is the responsibility of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) – collecting from both domestic and commercial properties.

Plastic Free Lyme Regis aims to raise visitors’ awareness of recycling possibilities in the town. We will also work with the Town Council and DWP to improve the opportunities to recycle in the future.  

The bins along the seafront are managed by Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP).  The Town Council and DWP work together to get waste collections right, especially when festivals attract large numbers of people to the town.  

Recycling in the town:
Holmbush car park (top of Pound Street), hosts a container for recycling plastic lined paper coffee cups and drinks cartons.  Lyme Regis has been chosen by DWP to trial a container for recycling of cups and the ‘tetra packs’ used for drinks carton.  The container will stay in Lyme as long as it is used – so use it or lose it!

Costa in Broad Street participates in a nationwide recycling scheme, take any plastic lined cups there and they will be happy to recycle them.  

Recycling for many items is available for domestic home every two weeks.  Find out more about your collection via the Dorset For You website.

You can also pay for extra collections from your doorstep for bulky waste, or take them to Bridport Recycling Centre.


Where does all the rubbish go? Click here to see where your rubbish goes to be recycled.

Which bin does it go in?

Nationally, Recycle Now has a great online service where you can find where you can recycle old electrical items such as laptops, metal, building materials, and specialist objects. 

Businesses in Dorset pay for commercial waste to be collected and extra if they want recycling containers as well.

Holiday lets are treated as commercial business so owners have to pay for commercial waste collections.  Lyme Bay Holidays have a central recycling facility (a big bin!) at their offices for their guests.

Locally there are alternative suppliers of recycling services, for example, local business the Bottle Man.

Lyme Regis beach
Man throwing disposable coffee cup
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