Saturday household waste service

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The Saturday bulky waste service is provided for the disposal of household waste, including bulky items. In this service you can take your waste to a parked refuse freighter at a number of locations across the borough.

Please note that the schedule runs on a 4-week cycle. When a month has five Saturdays, the service is not normally run on the fifth Saturday, apart from after Easter & Christmas Bank Holidays.

Saturday Freighter Service - West Malling - 15 July

The service's visit to West Malling Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday 15 July) has been cancelled at the request of the Parish Council. This is due to their concerns about the travellers who remain on land adjacent to the hall. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused. The service is next scheduled to visit this location on Saturday 22 July (8am to 9am).

Revised Saturday Service Schedule

External funding for the Waste Electrical goods collection service ended in December 2016 but the Borough Council, working in partnership with its contractor, Veolia, has found the funding needed to continue providing the service through a review of the Saturday Bulky Collection Service to make it more operationally efficient. This has resulted in some changes to the collection schedule for both services. The revised schedule was introduced from Saturday 4 February. Please check the new schedule before visiting your usual location as it is likely to have changed time and/or week within the 4-weekly cycle.

You may find your nearest facility and collection dates or use our interactive map.

The following items cannot be collected by the Saturday Service:

  • Builders' waste, concrete and similar waste
  • Vehicle parts - including tyres, engines or batteries
  • Oil, paint or other chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Soil, rubble or bricks
  • Glazed windows or toughened glass
  • Gas Bottles and Fluorescent tubes

We also provide a service which can collect electrical items and scrap metal for recycling. A smaller vehicle will park next to the Saturday freighter at all sites. It will collect any of these items for recycling:

  • Small household appliances (kettles, electric toothbrushes, alarm clocks, etc)
  • Large household appliances (cookers, fridge/freezers, washing machines, etc)
  • Electronic games & toys
  • TV's, monitors and computers
  • Batteries, including car batteries
  • All metals

If in any doubt of whether or not your items can be taken by this service, please contact the Waste Services team for advice before visiting the Saturday Service.

Large items (such as bed bases and wardrobes) should be broken down in advance as these may damage the freighter's moving parts if placed into the vehicle in one piece.

Please do not leave any waste at the site as this will not be collected and will be treated as fly-tipping. Enforcement actions may follow, including fines of up to £50,000 or a five year prison sentence.