Kent County Council reopened the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) on Friday, 15 May.

You can only access the sites by booking an appointment. You can book a slot online by visiting: or by phoning KCC. You can only book one trip in any four-week period. This is to enable all residents to have fair access.

You must bring your proof of booking email, either a printed copy or displayed on your phone. If you booked over the phone, bring the booking reference number you were given when making the booking.

You will need to observe the social distancing measures when visiting the site. Site staff will not be able to offer their usual assistance to help unload and dispose of waste.

If you need to dispose of waste contaminated with coronavirus this should be carried out at kerbside. If this is not possible then you need to double bag the material and store this securely for 72 hours before bringing it to the site.

Posted by Michael Dixey

Michael has been a city councillor since 1987 and is the leader of the Lib Dem Group on the City Council. He was a major force in the campaign to stop the building of the disastrous multi-storey car park in Station Road West. He has been particularly critical of the council’s lack of financial management which has resulted in the quadrupling of the council’s borrowings to £172 million over the four years prior to the COVID-19 outbreak which will cause huge additional pressure on civic finances.

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