Following the successful pilot scheme which started in September 2021, the flat recycling service will be rolled out to around 2,500 flats across the borough. 

Proposed timetable roll out

Area Date
Hadlow, East Peckham and parts of Tonbridge done

Kings Hill, Borough Green, Wrotham, and parts of Larkfield

summer 2022
The rest of Larkfield, Leybourne, East Malling, West Malling, Wateringbury  August and September 2022
Aylesford, Snodland, Wouldham, Blue Bell Hill October and November 2022

Residents will be notified ahead of the service starting in their area over the course of 2022.

Communal bin stores

Communal bin stores will have bins for mixed recycling as follows: 

  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles, pots, tubs, and trays
  • tins and cans - including biscuit tins
  • clean kitchen foil and foil food trays
  • aerosols (must be empty)

Please rinse off any food from containers and place them in the recycling bin loose (not in plastic bags).

Separate bins will be provided for paper and cardboard. Please flatten down any cardboard boxes and remove as much plastic tape as possible, along with any non-recyclable packaging such as polystyrene, plastic bags and film. These items can be placed in your normal (non-recycling) rubbish bins.

Bulky items

To dispose of bulkier items, you can:

It is important not to leave large or bulky items in the bin store, as this can prevent the bins from being emptied.

Contact the waste services team

Telephone: 01732 876147