Residents are being asked to put their waste out on time while the local Dunbrik Waste Transfer Station is closed for repairs.
The Sundridge transfer station is used by the Council’s collection teams to deposit waste several times a day. But, the station will be out of action from 5 November to 21 December while it undergoes extensive repairs following a fire.
During the closure, the Council’s collection teams will take the waste to Tunbridge Wells and Dartford, up to a forty minute round trip. Collection crews will make these journeys two or three times a day. This means household waste collections may take place earlier than some residents are used to.
Residents should 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:
“Since the pandemic began, our crews have worked extra hard as residents are putting out 15% more waste than usual. For the next two months, they will have to travel further to tip their waste, adding even more hours to their working day. This means they may come to residents’ homes earlier than usual. It’s more important than ever that people put their waste out at the right time to ensure they receive a collection.
The KCC Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Dunbrik in Sundridge, sometimes known as the dump, remains open to the public as usual by appointment.