Over 26,000 slots booked for HWRCs

Kent’s residents have made full use of the new booking system for the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). Over 26,000 slots were booked for the first nine days of availability with new slots being released a day at a time to maintain the nine-day window. Over 11,000 visits were made to Kent’s 18 HWRCs in…

HWRCs reopen today – book and know the rules

The majority of Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) reopen today (Friday) for those who have booked a slot. Strict new rules are in place to not only protect staff but those using one of the county’s 18 HWRC sites as well. Since Wednesday, over 15,000 people have booked a slot either online…

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…

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,…

KCC invests £250,000 to tackle flytipping

Kent County Council is investing £250,000 to reduce the level of flytipping in Kent. Planned action will include more electronic surveillance, including mobile CCTV, and covert cameras and tracking to better target criminal activity. According to the Environment Agency (EA), over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households which have used unlicensed waste…

Pepperhill household waste site closure announced

There will be a nine-week closure of the Pepperhill household waste (HWRC) site from August 18. Work will take place to repair the damaged roof following a fire at the site in April last year. Unfortunately, during the stripping-out and replacement works KCC will have to close the site. Due to the design of the…

Satisfaction at Kent’s household waste sites at 99%

Customer satisfaction surveys held at Kent’s waste and recycling centres has found 99% of users are happy with the service they receive. A new report released by Kent County Council into feedback for its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) found they are performing extremely well. The waste management team is responsible for operating 18…

Committee recommends introducing charging for non-household waste

A recommendation to introduce charging for non-household waste at KCC’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been endorsed. The discussions at today’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee come following an eight-week consultation where almost 3,000 people responded. KCC operates 18 HWRCs, providing facilities for the recycling and disposal of more than 30 different types…

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…