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Recycling

The GREEN wheeled bin is for all recyclable items. These bins are emptied every two weeks.

Your bin needs to be placed on the boundary of your property by 6am on collection day.

Below you can find examples of items you should and shouldn’t put in your green bin:

Please be advised that due to the fire at the Biffa depot on Tuesday 15th September we are unable to take any extra textiles on collections days for the foreseeable future. Please dispose of them at other locations but do not place in the recycling bin itself as this causes contamination to the load. 

Please put these items in your green bin+

Paper, magazines, cardboard, shredded paper, phone directories, catalogues and greetings cards;
  • Paper or plastic egg boxes;
  • Plastic bottles, tubs and containers*;
  • Yoghurt pots*;
  • Food and drink cartons*;
  • Clear plastic meat trays, clear plastic fruit/veg punnets*;
  • Tins and cans, including sweet and biscuit tins*;
  • Kitchen foil and foil trays*;
  • Glass bottles and jars*;
  • Bottle caps and tops;
  • Empty aerosol cans.

Please flatten cardboard boxes and plastic bottles to create more space in your bin.
*Please rinse clean to avoid food contamination in your recycling.

Do not place these items in your green bin+

Food waste;
  • Nappies;
  • Clothing, shoes or other textiles;
  • Garden recycling;
  • Batteries;
  • Polystyrene;
  • Electrical items;
  • Light bulbs;
  • Floppy plastic such as bread bags, crisp packets, carrier bags, polythene and cling film;
  • General rubbish.

Please remember the following guidance:

  • Food waste packaging should be emptied of its food contents in the food waste bin. The container should be rinsed before placing in your green recycling bin;
  • Do not line your recycling container with bags;
  • Do not put carrier bags/plastic sacks of items into your green recycling bin. Carrier bags and plastic sacks cannot be recycled as part of this service;
  • Do not put dark plastic food trays (such as microwave meals), or crisp packets in your green recycling bin. Please place these in your grey refuse bin;
  • Sanitary waste items, such as nappies, are not recyclable. Please place them in your grey refuse bin;
  • Garden waste should be placed in your brown recycling bin. Only completely clear bags are permitted with recycling;
  • Small quantities of textiles and clothing can also be recycled if they are put in a clear tied bag and placed on top of the green recycling bin.

We work in partnership with all councils in Kent. More information on this partnership can be found by viewing Kent Resource Partnership's Materials End Destinations annual reports.

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