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

For the two weeks beginning Monday 26 December 2022 and Monday 2 January 2023.

All collections are delayed by one day. Monday properties are rescheduled to Tuesday and so on during the week. Friday collections are delayed to Saturday.

Due to the increase in waste all collections will run slightly slower than usual, bins must be available from 6am.

Check your bin day

Garden waste and bulky collections

Garden waste and bulky collections will be suspended from Friday 23 December 2022. Garden waste collections will restart on Monday 9 January 2023 and bulky collections on Tuesday 10 January 2023.

Clinical collections

Our clinical collections will run as normal over the Christmas period.

    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 6 January 2023 and Sunday 8 January 2023 from the following post codes:

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

    You can make a booking using their website and these must be made before Monday 2 January 2023. 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.