10,000 tonnes of road waste to be recycled in Kent

Road sweepings collected in the county will now be processed and recycled in Kent. Kent County Council’s waste management team has awarded a contract to Thanet Waste Services Ltd to process and recycle waste that ends up on our streets and pavements. The waste will be treated at a site near Sandwich with 99% of…

Kent residents clean up in latest waste recycling stats

The latest official Government figures for waste and recycling in England show just 1.5% of Kent’s rubbish goes to landfill. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs report of waste and recycling statistics for 2019/20 found KCC disposed of 670,000 tonnes of household waste. Of that, 315,000 tonnes of waste was recycled and 345,000…

Waste & Recycling sites – booking Wednesday, open Friday

Booking to use Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres starts tomorrow (Wednesday). People can book a slot either online at www.kent.gov.uk/hwrcbook or by phone on 03000 417373 from 11am on Wednesday. Depending on demand, you may be placed into a virtual queue. Government advice about essential visits to HWRCs is that journeys must only…

Kent’s Household Waste & Recycling Centres to open

From next Friday (May 15), Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open to the public for essential use. On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county’s 18 HWRCs which closed on March 23 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. People can…

When are you going to reopen the tips?

Next Friday (May 15) – https://kccmediahub.net/kents-household-waste-recycling-centres-to-open745 The decision to close Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres was not taken lightly. Recent Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) guidance is that HWRCs are all of medium priority and the top priority remains kerbside collections of household waste. KCC Cabinet Member for Environment Susan…

Jingle all the way to your local recycling centre

With Christmas just around the corner, Kent County Council is reminding residents that real, and artificial, Christmas trees can be recycled at household waste and recycling sites – as well as old decorations – for free. Kent County Council’s new cabinet member for the environment Susan Carey visited the Tovil household waste site on Friday,…

Tis the season to recycle

With only a few days until Christmas Day, Kent County Council is reminding people both artificial and real Christmas trees can be taken to household waste and recycling sites. Old decorations can also be taken, as seen at the Maidstone site where staff have been collecting discarded Christmas decorations over the last two years. They…

Pepperhill set to reopen

Pepperhill household waste and recycling centre in Gravesend will reopen on Monday, August 13. Kent County Council closed the Station Road, Southfleet site following a fire on April 21. It broke out in the household waste bay in the waste transfer station. It remains unknown what caused the fire due to the quantity of waste…

Later opening trial at Tovil HWRC

To help alleviate an increase in usage, Tovil Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) will be open for longer two days a week. Over the past few weeks the site on Burial Ground Lane has seen an excess of 2,000 cars a day. Unfortunately, the increase in use is having a knock-on effect to the…