We are responsible for keeping the streets and pavements free from leaves during autumn.
Throughout October and November we deploy dedicated teams to undertake leaf clearance, and they use a combination of mechanical and manual sweeping to do this.
There are many trees in the district, and we clearly cannot be in every street all of the time, so please bear with us as we work our way around the district - especially if there has been a rapid fall of leaves following particularly cold or windy weather.
Normal priority is given to the following:
- streets and footpaths with many mature trees
- areas with a high pedestrian use
- land which is prone to flooding
Where locations cannot be visited in a reasonable time by the dedicated teams, leaves will be removed as part of the normal street cleaning operations.
Leaf fall on private property
Land owners are responsible for dealing with leaf fall on their private property. Please ensure you dispose of any leaves arising from your property responsibly. Your options include:
- home composting
- collection via the Council’s Garden Waste Collection Service
- taking them to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
Please note that intentionally blowing or sweeping leaves onto verges, footpaths or other public areas is illegal.
If you observe a drain that is blocked please report this to Kent County Council on: Report a problem on a road or pavement - Kent County Council.
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.