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Refuse bin


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From 30 September 2019
Your green bin is for household rubbish that can't be recycled or composted.
Fortnightly collection: On refuse week (alternating with recycling week), together with your food waste bin, textiles and small electrical items.

 

What can go in the bin?
Polystyrene
Polystyrene
Drink & food cartons (eg juice / soup)
Drink & food cartons (eg juice / soup)
Cling film & plastic wrapping
Cling film & plastic wrapping
Crisp packets / sweet wrappers
Crisp packets / sweet wrappers
Black plastic trays
Black plastic trays
Plastic bags / plastic pouches (eg pet food)
Plastic bags / plastic pouches (eg pet food)
Nappies & sanitary items
Nappies & sanitary items
Bagged pet faeces & litter / bedding
Bagged pet faeces & litter / bedding
Most Household Waste Recycling Centres accept low energy light bulbs and LEDs, along with wood, metals and many other materials. For more details please visit kent.gov.uk/waste.
Your waste must be contained in the bin with the lid closed, thank you.
WE EMPTY ONE REFUSE BIN PER PROPERTY

For big, bulky items and large electrical items, you can book a bulky or electrical item collection.

You can also take most items to the North Farm Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

What cannot go in the bin?
  • Garden waste like soil or turf
  • Rubble, bricks and stones
  • DIY waste
  • Paint or oil
  • Wood
  • Electrical items (book an electrical collection for those)
  • Cushions or pillows
  • Mattresses or furniture (book a large item collection for those)
Check your collection dates calendar
What happens to the collected refuse?
The contents of your non-recyclable refuse bin are taken to the Energy From Waste plant at Allington, where it is used to create electricity.

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