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Dover District’s latest COVID-19 figures

Number of cases for the seven days to

Rolling rate for the seven days to . England average is

Total cases (up to )

Total deaths within 28 days of a positive test (up to )

7-day rolling case rate compared to England average

Status: Below average (OR Above average if to the right of the dividing line)

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Service Update

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Disruption to waste and recycling collections

LATEST UPDATE – All services are currently disrupted or delayed. Residents are asked to still present their bins on the day of collection. (23 August 2021)  

We’re sorry for the ongoing disruption to our waste and recycling collections. This is being caused by a combination of factors affecting our contractor, Veolia.  

We know how important these collections are to you and are working urgently with Veolia to address the problems and to get the service back to normal as soon as possible. 


We’ve unfortunately suspended the garden waste service at the request of our contractor Veolia in order to allow them to prioritise household waste and recycling collections. Please do not put your garden waste out for collection. 

We know this is disappointing with many people working in the garden at this time of year. We are of course working with Veolia with the aim of reinstating garden waste collections as soon as possible. 

We appreciate that this is a service which you pay for additionally and will be looking at options such as extending subscriptions or offering a discount off next years’ subscription to take account of this. 

If you need to urgently dispose of garden waste you can book a slot at the KCC recycling centres which are open. 

Please see our frequently asked questions page for more information about these issues

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, we will ask contractors to return to you

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

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).