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…

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…