Recycling and Refuse Collection
Waste and Recycling Service in Tenterden
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Refuse Collections and Recycling
A new refuse and recycling service began in Tenterden on 8 July 2013, see www.ashford.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling for more information about:
a weekly food waste collection
a fortnightly recycling collection, which will now include plastics, cardboard and Tetra Pak cartons, as well as the usual tins, cans, glass, paper, aerosols, foil and textiles
a fortnightly non-recyclable household waste collection
an optional paid-for fortnightly garden recycling collection
Food waste - weekly
Put food waste into the small indoor 5 litre kitchen caddy. Empty your kitchen caddy into the 23 litre collection caddy when required, which should be placed outside for collection
If you wish to use bags inside your food caddy thay must be compostable bags. Do not use plastic or biodegradable bags. All food waste is composted for agricultural use.
Recycling - Fortnightly
240 litre green wheeled bin. For paper, magazines, cardboard, plastic bottles, tybs, containers, yoghurt pots, food & drink cartons, plastic meat trays, ready meal trays and fruit/veg punnets, tins & cans, kitchen foil & foil Trays, glass bottles and jars, empty aerosol cans.
Household refuse - Fortnightly
180 litre grey wheeled bin for household rubbish that cannot be recycled. Please do not put extra black sacks at the side of your wheelie bin as they will not be collected.
Textiles and electricals
You can leave out textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for kerbside collection on alternate weeks. Place all textiles (recycling day) and electricals (refuse day) in separate tied carrier bag (do not use black sacks or charity bags), place household batteries in a clear bag and leave on top of your closed refuse bin. Electricals must not be larger than 35cm by 40cm
Large electrical items
You can take larger electrical items to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on the Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate or book a bulky waste collection at www.ashford.gov.uk or call 01233 331111
Ashford Borough Council offers assisted collections to those who need help putting their containers out. Please contact Ashford Borough COUncil to find out if you are eligible on 01233 331111
Larger wheelie bins are available for families of 6 people and above
You can register for a fortnightly garden recycling collection. If you sign up, you will received a 240 litre brown wheeled bin and a separate collection calendar. The service is entirely optional so that people who do not have gardens do not have to pay for the service.
You can pay for more than one bin or share one with neighbours. Ashford Borough Council will only collect from properties that have paid for the service.
Garden recycling can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on the Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate. Register for garden waste collections at www.ashford.gov.uk/gardenrecycling.
Local Tenterden Recycling
Tesco Supermarket , Smallhythe Road, Tenterden
Glass, paper, cans, textiles, shoes, books
Tenterden Leisure Centre Car Park
Glass, paper, cans, textiles, card/cardboard, books
Station Road Car Park, Tenterden
Tenterden Golf Club
The Crown, St Michaels
Household Waste Recycling Centre
Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
Bank Holidays 9 am - 4pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Height barrier: 2 metres (6ft 6 in)
Trailer limits, see rules
No vans or pick-ups
Rules and regulations : read here
Owned and managed by Kent County Council
Materials accepted for recycling:
Car batteries, Used engine oil
Tyres (small charge applies)
Batteries, Electrical and electronic items, Fluorescent tubes, Fridges and freezers, Large domestic appliances, Low energy light bulbs, Printer cartridges, Televisions and monitors
Bottles and jars
Household organic waste
Aluminium foil, cans, metal
Paper and cardboard
Books, Card and Cardboard, Paper
Textiles and clothing
Mixed textiles and clothing, Shoes
Wood and building materials
Rubble and hardcore, Plasterboard, Wood and timber, soil
Materials accepted for disposal
Asbestos (small charge applies)
Bulky domestic, non recyclable waste
Materials not accepted
Business waste, Clinical waste, Household chemicals, Petrol
If you have trade waste to dispose of, or your vehicle is too high to fit under the height barrier, you can visit your local transfer station at a charge.