Recycling and Refuse Service
Ashford has a recycling and refuse collection service for every home in the borough.
Households in the borough receive:
- Weekly food waste collections
- Fortnightly recycling collections
- Fortnightly household refuse collections
- Optional fortnightly garden recycling collection (paid for)
The service has brought Ashford’s recycling performance from 14% to more than 50% and this could go even higher in the future. Our £86 million, ten year waste collection service is run in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council and Swale Borough Council. The new contractor is Biffa Municipal Ltd, who already works with the top recycling authorities in the country.
Do you live in a flat or property with a communal bin store? Click here for information about your service
You can find out everything you need to know about the services right here:
- Can't find your recycling guide? Download a copy (pdf 3MB) available in Polish and Nepalese on request.
- Did you know you can also recycle your old textiles and small electricals items from home?
- To report flytipping please complete the following form
Container Provision for New Developments
Under the Waste & Recycling Policy [pdf] 106KB, the responsibility for the provision of containers for the collection of recyclables, residual waste and food waste for all new developments is the responsibility of the developer.
We have listed below the number and type of containers that are required.
Bins can be purchased directly from the Council using the online form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively developers are welcome to procure the containers from other sources, they are however unlikely to receive the same preferential rates and delivery timescales. All containers must fully comply with the Council standards and specifications.
|240litre wheeled green recycling bin|
|180litre wheeled grey residual bin|
|23litre external black food bins with orange lockable lid.|
The cost for supply and delivery of a full set of bin per individual property
(240l recycling, 180litre residual and 23litre food caddy) is £55.00.
|Communal (6 Flats or more)|
|1 x 1100litre recycling bin green with aperture|
|1 x 1100litre grey residual bin|
|1 x 140litre communal food bin|
The cost for supply and delivery of 140litre communal store food bin is £35.00 per bin.
The cost for supply and delivery of 1100litre residual or recycling bin (covering 6 properties) is between £275.00 - £300.00. Recycling aperture bins cost more than residual bins.
5litre internal kitchen caddy’s with complimentary roll of compostable bags is supplied free of charge by the Council
Our delivery times are 10 working days on wheeled bins and caddies although we require an extra notice period on 1100litre bins. Please note that all bins will need to be signed for upon delivery.
If you wish to place an order please complete the form below:
The Big Picture
Watch our short film about how the new recycling and refuse collections will work, and see how each container should be used and what happens to your waste.