Allington Household Waste Recycling Centre opens to help residents of Tonbridge & Malling and Maidstone recycle more than ever before

Kent County Council (KCC) Chairman, Lesley Game, has cut the ribbon at the new Allington Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) ahead of its opening to the public today. Residents are now able to book appointments to visit the site at www.kent.gov.uk/allingtonhwrc. To ensure maximum efficiency, the new HWRC has been designed to operate without interruption…

Reuse before you recycle this Christmas

Residents are being urged to consider reusing before recycling items this Christmas. Kent County Council (KCC) will be using its social media channels in the period before and after Christmas to promote ways of reuse and recycling. District and borough councils are responsible for collecting your waste from your home and transporting it to KCC’s…

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…

Councils of Kent working in partnership to tackle flytipping

The 13 councils of Kent are working in partnership to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal waste carriers. Flytipping is dealt…

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…