Following a fire at the Dunbrik waste transfer station (near Sevenoaks) on 24 May 2020, there may be some disruption to refuse and garden waste collections.
This Kent County Council run site is used by our collection teams several times a day to tip their waste. Because of the closure, our collection teams who would usually use this site will now take their waste to transfer stations in Tunbridge Wells and Dartford, up to a forty minute round tip. Each collection crew has to make the journey two or three times a day.
This may result in some collections taking place earlier or later than residents are used to.
Residents are asked to put their black and clear sacks out at 7am and their garden waste at 6.30am on their collection day.
Cllr Margot McArthur, Sevenoaks District Council's Cabinet Member for Cleaner & Greener, says: “Our refuse crews are working hard to ensure that everyone has their waste collected every week. At the moment, they’re worker longer days as residents are putting out some 15% more waste than usual. The teams now have to travel to Tunbridge Wells or Dartford to tip their waste, adding extra hours to their working day. This may result in some disruption to our collection services so it’s more important than ever that people put their waste out at the right time. We want to thank everyone for their understanding."