Fortnightly recycling

The GREEN wheeled bin is for all recyclable items and it is emptied fortnightly.

What do I put in?

Yes please!+

  • 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 maximise space in your bin
    *please rinse clean to avoid food contamination

No thanks!+

  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • 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:

  • 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 themselves cannot be recycled as part of this service
  • Do not put dark plastic food trays (from microwave meals for example), or crisp packets in your green recycling bin. Please place them in your grey refuse bin
  • Sanitary waste items such as nappies are not recyclable. Please place them in your grey refuse bin
  • Food waste packaging should be emptied of its contents and rinsed before placing in your green recycling bin
  • Garden waste should be placed in your brown recycling bin – not the green recycling bin
  • Coloured or opaque bags including carrier bags should be used only in the grey refuse bin. These should not be used for recycling, 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 bin lid

For more information please visit KCC's Ashford household waste recycling centre page.

More information can also be found by viewing Kent Resource Partnership's Materials End Destinations annual reports.

Weekly food waste collection

Put food waste into the small indoor kitchen caddy (silver in colour). Empty your kitchen caddy into the collection caddy (orange lid) when required.

Put the caddy with the orange lid out for collection weekly on both your refuse and your recycling collection days.

If you wish, you can line your caddy with newspaper or special compostable liners, available at supermarkets. Please do not use biodegradable plastic bags.

Yes please! +

  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Leftovers from meals
  • Fruit and veg, including peelings
  • Dairy products
  • Bread, pasta, pulses and rice
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Solid butter and lards
  • Eggshells
  • Foods past their sell by date

No thanks!+

  • Plastic bags
  • Liquids or oils
  • Any packaging
  • Pet waste or litter
  • Garden recycling or clippings
  • Any dry recycling or household refuse

What else can be recycled?

A-Z of Waste

For more information see our A-Z of Waste page.