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Waste and Recycling Days Changing as Part of Green Shake-Up


Householders in Dover District are being informed that from 12 April, your waste and recycling collection day may change – this is part of a key review of the service to help reduce distances travelled, and protect the environment for the future. 

We are currently writing to households to inform everyone of the changes, and our contractors will be distributing new calendars to homes across the district, letting people know if their days/weeks have changed. 

Households are reminded to put their containers out by 7am on the day of collection each week.  There will be no changes to the containers used, or the materials that can be recycled.  Garden waste collections remain unchanged. 

In October, it was announced that Veolia had retained the recycling and waste services contract for Dover District.  Veolia has now reviewed its rounds and made changes to improve efficiency and make the routes smarter and greener.  They are also introducing a new green fleet of vehicles to help protect the environment. 

This also follows news that Dover District Council has approved its Climate Change Strategy and has set out its aim to be become a net zero carbon emitted by 2030. 

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We continue to work hard to meet our climate change agenda, and we’ve been working with our contractors to look at ways to reduce our carbon footprint. We are writing to households to keep people informed of any changes to their collection days, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused while we bring in these important changes.” 

David Fitzgerald, General Manager, Veolia UK said: “These waste and recycling collection changes are a big step forward in making smarter and greener collections throughout Dover. The new collection routes have been designed to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, accompanied with new vehicles emitting fewer harmful emissions. We ask that residents take the time to familiarise themselves with the new timetable ahead of the launch in April and we thank them for their patience as we make the transition.” 

For more information, please see our waste and recycling pages at

Posted on 16 March 2021


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