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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 and placed back in your boundary as soon as possible after collection to stop any obstruction to the highway. 

Below you can find examples of items you should and shouldn’t put in your green bin, or alternatively if you can't find the item you are looking for below check out Recycle Now website for guidance.

+ 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.

+ Please 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 shopping sized bag and placed on top of the green recycling bin. This is due to the limited capacity on the trucks as textiles have to be collected separately to the other recycling.

We work in partnership with all councils in Kent. If you wish to find out what happens to your waste that is collected, please visit Where our waste and recycling goes and for more information on this partnership visit Kent Resource Partnership's Materials End Destinations annual reports.