Check what goes in your black bin

Your black bin is for non-recyclable household waste.

  • we only collect waste that fits in the black bin
  • do not use for soil, rubble, hot ashes or garden waste 
  • do not use for tins with paint or liquid in your black bin as these may leak from the vehicle. These can be taken to the household waste recycling centres (tips)
  • cartons (Tetra Pak) should be placed in your black bin

If you are not sure if an item can be collected in your black bin, please contact the waste team for advice or check out our recycling A-Z.

Waste placed in our black bins is used to generate electricity. Find out how waste is being turned into energy on the Kent County Council website.

Contact the waste services team

Telephone: 01732 876147