Bins and Recycling
Your waste collection is changing
We’re making changes to your waste collection service from 12 April. Designed to allow us to work smarter and greener, you can find out more about how the changes affect you on our waste collection service changes webpage.
Bin collections during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Rubbish collection is a high priority council service, provided by Veolia and we will do everything possible to keep it going whatever the circumstances.
We would ask residents to help us keep the service running and protect your bin collectors by taking certain precautions when disposing of your rubbish.
Wherever possible please make sure that all domestic waste is disposed of in sealed bags and that your bin lid is firmly closed. Please continue to place your recycling and garden waste in the usual bins.
For people suffering with symptoms associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) there are Public Health England guidelines regarding the disposal of waste.
This includes sealing personal waste such as tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in smaller plastic bags and storing them for 72 hours before double bagging your waste and placing it in your refuse wheeled bin or purple sacks.
Find out your collection days and register for email reminders
Report a missed bin and we will ask contractors to return to you
Pay for garden waste collections (service runs April-March)
A guide to our doorstep recycling collection scheme
We provide a bulky collection service for larger items
Find out where to recycle and what happens to our recycling
For people who cannot get their bins to the collection point
Report an un-taxed vehicle which you believe has been abandoned
We can help you with equipment for your own community clean-up
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).