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Garden Waste Renewal/Sign up 2024-25

To renew or sign up to the new garden waste subscription year, please visit our garden waste page. 

Recycling and Waste Collections

To find your collection dates, including your downloadable waste calendar for the year, or for a whole range of services including to book a bulky collection, report missed collection, order a new container, sign up for a garden waste collection or report an issue, please see our Property Search page.

Kent Recycles – Do you?

Are you confused about what plastics to recycle?

Pledge2Recycle Plastics are working with all Kent Councils to help reduce that confusion.

The charity which works to educate and advise citizens has a dedicated website for Kent, www.pledge2recycle.co.uk/kent, which includes competitions for communities and general recycling guidance. Please check out the link above.

Your Collection Day

Find out your collection days and report a missed bin

Garden waste collections

Pay for garden waste collections (service runs April-March)

How to recycle

A guide to our doorstep recycling collection scheme

Large items

We provide a bulky collection service for larger items


Find out where to recycle and what happens to our recycling

Assisted collections

For people who cannot get their bins to the collection point

Abandoned vehicles

Report an un-taxed vehicle which you believe has been abandoned

Community clean ups

We can help you with equipment for your own community clean-up

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair

Changing the way we live will help our environment. Reduce, reuse, recycle and repair advice.

Don't Rubbish Your Street Campaign

A campaign with the aim to combat bagged waste being presented on the wrong day.



Bin collection alerts.

Report a problem

Also in bins and recycling

Road sweeping recycling

Road sweepings from Dover district are recycled through Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre in Dover.  The swept up material is taken to the Biffa plant in Horsham, West Sussex where the main output is sand (mixed with concrete and used in the construction industry) and aggregate (used in the construction industry for filling pot holes and lining trenches).