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Severe winter weather

Refuse collections

We're collecting refuse as usual today (Friday 13 January 2017) but some roads may be too icy and dangerous for our freighters to visit..

If we don't reach you today, please take your sacks in and put them out again on your next collection day, unless we advise otherwise. 

Our refuse vehicles weigh up to 26 tonnes and when visiting a road, we consider the risk of injury to the public and staff and damage to property, as well as the likelihood of becoming stuck, causing further disruption.

This means collections may to be restricted to main roads, bus routes and other pre-salted roads.

Road and pavement gritting and clearing

Kent County Council is responsible for keeping roads and pavements safe during bad weather. For more information visit the road salting and snow clearance page on the Kent County Council website.

Motorways and major trunk roads, including the A21, M20, M25 and M26, are managed by the Highways Agency.

School closures, household waste recycling centres and other KCC services

For details of any school closures, and how other KCC services could be affected by severe weather visit www.kent.gov.uk/winter.

Advice on clearing snow

View advice on snow clearing on the Gov website.

Driving in the extreme weather conditions

See the GOV website with details of driving in adverse weather conditions.


In the event of a serious emergency when our offices are closed, please call 01732 227000.

View also the emergency contacts page on this website.