Bin Collection Updates


Current Waste Service Status

This page was last Updated on 14 May 2021 4:08pm.

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Waste and recycling collections

All waste and recycling collections are running normally.

There are no changes to collections over the May Bank Holidays.

Your bins will be emptied on your normal day. Please ensure they're out for collection from 6.45 am.

What goes in the recycling bin?

You can recycle empty plastic bottles, cans, clean foil, cardboard boxes, junk mail, newspaper, letter paper and a wide range of other materials.

For full details visit our What goes in my bin page.

If you're unsure, don’t risk it. Ask us by emailing recycling@maidstone.gov.uk.


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Garden waste collections

Garden bins and sacks will be emptied/collected on your normal day.

To find out more about or to sign up for separate garden waste collections visit our Garden bins page.


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New bin deliveries

New bin deliveries are being completed every day.

Please do not chase a bin delivery if you ordered it within the last 15 days.


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Clinical and bulky waste collections

Collections are being completed as scheduled.


Waste service text alerts

You can register to receive updates by text letting you know if there's disruption to waste collections or if your bin collection day is changing.

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Report a missed bin

Please do not report a missed bin unless your road has definitely been visited.

Based on the service updates above, if you think your bin should have been collected but still hasn't you can report it using our online form.

Please ensure you report it within 48 hours.

Report a missed bin