New Recycling Services
Read all about the new Recycling Services which started on 30 September 2019. There's lots of useful information about the new services - check out the FAQs for details.
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Daily Collection Updates
This page will be updated by 9.30am each day with updates on the previous day's collections. Please check here after that time for the latest information and before reporting a missed collection.
Friday's Recycling, Refuse & Garden Waste Collections (15 November)
We have been informed by our contractor that most of Friday's collections took place as scheduled. However, due to having to complete a large number of roads leftover from Thursday's collections, there has been a knock on effect into Friday. This has led to a number of roads in South Tonbridge & Hildenborough not getting their recycling or food waste collected and crews will be back over the weekend to complete those roads. Garden waste collections were not completed in Stansted, Wrotham Heath & South Tonbridge, and these will also be completed over the weekend. Refuse collections in Offham, West Malling, West Peckham & Wrotham Heath were not completed, and again will be finished over the weekend. There are also some collections in Kings Hill (Tuesday) which should also be completed on Saturday. There will aslo be extra crews out dealing with individual missed collections which have been reported earlier this week.
If your collection from Friday is still outstanding by 5pm on Sunday, please leave your bins/boxes out and complete the online form (link below). Thank you for your continued patience & understanding at this time.
If you've already reported your missed collection by phone or online form, we will get back for your bin/box as soon as we can. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused. If your neighbours bins/boxes have been emptied and yours has been accidentally missed, please complete the online form below rather than report missed collections by email, as this will speed up the process of the contractor being able to return for your bin or box. This is due to the high volume of emails currently being received on a wide variety of issues. These require staff to go through them all individually in order to identify priority works - such as missed collections - whereas the online form details can be reported direct to the contractor. Thank you for your assistance.
Please complete the online form rather than report missed collections by email, as this will speed up the process of the contractor being able to return for your bin or box. This is due to the high volume of emails currently being received on a wide variety of issues. These require staff to go through them all individually in order to identify priority works - such as missed collections - whereas the online form details can be reported direct to the contractor.
Please do not use this form to report other issues such as damaged bins or green box orders. You can find a range of forms at www.tmbc.gov.uk/waste
Thank you for your assistance.
Brown Garden Waste Bins
If you ordered your garden waste bin before 2 August, you should have now received it and started your garden waste collections. If you have not received your brown bin yet, many apologies - please complete the online report form
If you ordered your garden waste bin between 30 September and 8 November, it should be delivered by the end of November ready for your service start date of 1 December.
If you ordered your garden waste bin after 8 November, it should be delivered by the end of December ready for your service start date of 1 January.
If you have not yet ordered a garden waste bin and wish to subscribe to the service, please do so here.
Split Body Vehicles
On your recycling week one vehicle empties your green-lidded bin, green box and food caddy. This is possible because the vehicle has two separate compartments inside that can be tipped separately. One side is for card & paper, and the other side for your glass, plastics & cans. There is a third container on the side for food waste. You may see the crews emptying several green boxes or food caddys into different "slave" bins before emptying this slave bin.
On your refuse week the crew use a different vehicle which only has one compartment at the back in which to empty the black bin. It also has a container on the side for food waste.
The brown garden waste bin is emptied by a separate collection vehicle.
Food Waste Bins
All properties, apart from those who share communal refuse bins, should have received their food waste containers. If you have not, many apologies - please complete the online report form.
You can check your recycling & refuse collection schedule here. If you receive an error message, you will need to refresh the page before entering your postcode again.
If you have difficulty getting through to us by phone, please check our web pages at Recycle For All to find the information you need or complete one our many online forms, such as for missed collections or replacement bins. If you still can't find what you need, please email email@example.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
We will update this page if there are any changes or delays to your normal refuse & recycling collections caused by severe weather or road conditions. To receive automatic e-mail alerts on refuse updates, news stories and many other Council services, register with "My Account".
You can also request a range of other services online such as ordering green boxes, ordering bulky collections and reporting missing or damaged bins.