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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)

Graphic results

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Leaf clearance

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.

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


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).