Changes to waste sack deliveries | Sevenoaks District Council

Changes to waste sack deliveries

In common with most councils, businesses and households, we have seen significant increases in our costs.

As part of setting a balanced budget for 2024/25, we took the difficult decision to no longer supply residents with black waste sacks.

This change will save £100,000 a year and will allow us to continue to provide a weekly waste collection service for as long as possible.

We’re also making some changes to recycling. By the autumn, most households will be given a reusable sack for life for their recycling instead of clear sacks. Residents who live in flats with communal waste facilities will continue to recycle their waste as they do now, and will not receive a reusable sack for life.

This change will save nearly £200,000 a year, again helping us to protect weekly waste collections, while benefitting the environment as removing clear sacks will reduce single use plastics.

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