Christmas waste collections


Over the Christmas period you may be able to recycle more of the waste you have, find out what you can recycle on our Christmas recycling page.

Collection dates

This year there are no planned changes to your bin day. This includes your recycling, domestic and food waste bins. Please put your bins out by 6am.

Check your bin day

Garden waste and bulky collections

Garden waste and bulky collections will be suspended from 25 December 2021. Garden waste collections will restart on Monday 10 January 2022 and bulky collections on Tuesday 11 January 2022.

Clinical collections

Our clinical collections will run as normal over the Christmas period except for Friday 31 December.

    Book a clinical collection

    Christmas trees

    Our collections

    Real Christmas trees can be recycled. Please remember to remove all tinsel, decorations and any pots or stands.

    If you subscribe to our collections you can place your tree next to your garden bin and it will be collected with your normal collection. If you do not subscribe you'll need to take your real tree to Tovil tip.

    If your artificial tree can still be used and you no longer want it you could take it to a local charity shop. Alternatively you can take it to Tovil tip.

    Heart of Kent Hospice charity Christmas tree collections

    Volunteers are collecting real trees from five postcode areas in exchange for donations to the Heart of Kent Hospice.

    Collections will take place between Friday 7 January 2022 and Sunday 9 January 2022 from the following post codes:

    • ME14 3, ME14 4, ME14 5
    • ME15 6, ME15 7, ME15 8
    • ME16 0, ME16 8
    • ME19 4
    • ME20 6, ME20 7

    You can make a booking using their website and these must be made before Tuesday 4 January 2022. Real trees can also be taken to Tovil tip for composting.


    Tovil tip

    The tip is open for use from 8.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sundays. To visit you must book a slot using the online booking form.

    The tip will be closed on:

    • Saturday 25 December 2021
    • Sunday 26 December 2021
    • Saturday 1 January 2022