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Easter waste collections

Published: Wednesday, 29th March 2023

Following the Easter bank holiday, there may changes to residents’ rubbish, recycling and garden waste collection days.

  • Council supports Great British Spring Clean!

    Published: Friday, 10th March 2023

    Sevenoaks District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

  • Free, three ways for residents to dispose of their Christmas trees

    Published: Monday, 19th December 2022

    This year, there are three ways that residents can get rid of their real Christmas tree for free after the festivities have ended.

  • Gum busters!

    Published: Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council has a new, environmentally-friendly tool to help with the war on chewing gum that’s become stuck to the pavement.

  • New waste collection rounds

    Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2022

    From 17 October, 2022 most residents will have a new waste collection day as Sevenoaks District Council introduces revised rubbish, recycling and garden waste rounds.

  • Bank Holiday waste collections

    Published: Wednesday, 14th September 2022

    Residents are being asked to put their refuse out one day later than usual after the Bank Holiday to mark Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

  • Council awarded chewing gum clean-up grant

    Published: Tuesday, 9th August 2022

    Sevenoaks District Council is being awarded £20,000 in funding as part of The Chewing Gum Task Force grant scheme.

  • The explosive problem of discarded aerosol cans

    Published: Tuesday, 12th July 2022

    A Council waste collector narrowly avoided a serious injury when a full aerosol can exploded in the back of dustcart in Swanley.

  • Easter refuse collections

    Published: Monday, 4th April 2022

    Following the Easter bank holidays, there will be changes to rubbish, recycling, garden and commercial waste collection days across the District.

  • Bins for the win!

    Published: Wednesday, 13th October 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council is installing six high-tech compactor bins across the District.

  • The smarter way to collect litter

    Published: Friday, 2nd July 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council will soon be rolling out the first of their ‘smart-bins’ throughout rural areas of the District.

  • May Bank Holiday Refuse Collections

    Published: Monday, 24th May 2021

    Residents are being asked to put their refuse, recycling and garden waste out one day later than usual after the late May Bank Holiday.

  • Discarded battery causes fire

    Published: Wednesday, 28th April 2021

    On Tuesday 27 April, a battery that was put out in a waste sack in Edenbridge exploded in the back of a Sevenoaks District Council refuse truck, resulting in a small fire.

  • Sevenoaks District Council secures £25,000 in ‘Smart bin’ grant

    Published: Monday, 22nd March 2021

    Sevenoaks District Council has secured £25,000 for a ‘Smart bin’ pilot to improve its litter clearing service.

  • Refuse collections to continue as normal

    Published: Monday, 2nd November 2020

    As we enter a second lockdown, Sevenoaks District Council is reassuring residents that rubbish and recycling collections and Garden Waste collections will take place as normal.

  • Refuse trucks clean up when it comes to cost, safety & the environment

    Published: Thursday, 8th October 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has taken receipt of three new, energy efficient waste collection trucks to help with its weekly service.

  • Kent councils urge magistrates to take greater action on fly tippers

    Published: Tuesday, 25th August 2020

    Yesterday (24 August) saw the 13 Kent councils via the Kent Resource Partnership (KRP) write to the Magistrates Association urging greater efforts to work together to tackle waste crime.

  • August Bank Holiday refuse collections

    Published: Monday, 24th August 2020

    Residents are being asked to put their refuse out one day later than usual after the August Bank Holiday.

  • Fly-tipping will not be tolerated

    Published: Thursday, 2nd July 2020

    Since lockdown began, fly-tipping has increased nationally but Sevenoaks District Council’s environmental investigation team have continued to work throughout to bring fly-tippers to justice.

  • Spring bank holiday refuse collection

    Published: Monday, 18th May 2020

    Refuse, recycling and garden waste collections will be a day later than usual next week due to the spring bank holiday.

  • Key workers put at risk from discarded PPE

    Published: Thursday, 7th May 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council is asking residents who use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to make sure they dispose of it responsibly.

  • District residents show support for key workers

    Published: Tuesday, 14th April 2020

    Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, Sevenoaks District Council’s refuse team have been continuing to collect rubbish and recycling weekly and residents have been showing their gratitude.

  • Residents warned against fly-tipping

    Published: Thursday, 9th April 2020

    Since the outbreak of Coronavirus there has been an increase in fly-tipping across the Sevenoaks District, specifically at recycling and bottle banks.

  • Easter bank holiday rubbish, recycling and garden waste collections

    Published: Thursday, 2nd April 2020

    Despite the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Sevenoaks District Council is continuing to collect rubbish and recycling once a week and garden waste fortnightly.

  • Council supports Great British spring community clean ups

    Published: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

    Sevenoaks District Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

  • No missed refuse collections this Christmas

    Published: Monday, 16th December 2019

    Sevenoaks District Council are making sure no one misses a refuse collection this Christmas.

  • Sevenoaks District Council supports National Recycle Week

    Published: Wednesday, 18th September 2019

    23 September is the start of Recycle Week in the UK and residents are being reminded they can recycle most of their waste using the Council’s easy to use, weekly collection services.

  • Business Waste – your duty of care

    Published: Friday, 6th September 2019

    Kent County Council, through the Low Carbon Kent Network, are working together with Sevenoaks District Council to provide a free ‘Business Waste – your duty of care’ course.

  • Residents asked to check their fridge this summer

    Published: Monday, 22nd July 2019

    Summer holiday season is in full swing but residents are being urged to think about the amount of food they throw away before they set off on their summer break.