Community and Local Information


If you have any queries with regards to council tax or benefits please contact Full contact details for Stour Valley and Poole Partnership - North Dorset

or tel. 0345 034 4569 or email

The Town Website features plenty of local tourist and community information
Police (Non emergency) Tel: 101 or click here to visit the Dorest Police website

Refuse Collections and Recycling Information

Doorstep Services

For more information with regards to domestic refuse and recycled goods collections from your doorstep, or to arrange a garden waste collection please contact Dorset Waste Partnership at
Recycling Facilities in Sturminster Newton 
There are recycling facitlies for foil and clothes at Honeymead Lane (near the Leisure Centre).

At the fire station on Bath Rd there is a collection bank for recycling textiles in aid of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

Please do not fly-tip your unwanted waste - dispose of it properly at a Recycling Centre.
Recycling / Re-use Centres in North Dorset
General household waste recycling centres are located in Shaftesbury, Blandford & Sherborne.

For directions and more information on these facilities, including opening times and directions, visit: