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.
The change, the first in more than a decade, will improve the efficiency of the service, saving on fuel and carbon emissions as the Council moves towards Net Zero.
The Council will continue to collect residents' waste every week in black and clear sacks.
However, around 80% of residents will have a new collection day. Postcards are being sent to every home with details of their waste and recycling collection day from 17 October.
If a household has a new collection day or it remains the same, they should put their sacks out at 7am as the waste crews could arrive earlier than they are used to.
The Council’s fortnightly garden waste collection days are changing too. From 17 October, garden waste collections will always take place on the same day as residents’ waste collection day.
Garden waste customers can visit the Council’s website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01732 227000 to find out when their garden waste collections take place from 17 October.
Cllr Margot McArthur, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner & Greener, says: “This is the biggest change to our collection rounds in many years. To ensure a smooth transition to the new days, residents should look out for our postcard with their collection day so they are ready for the new arrangements.
“It’s really important that residents put their waste out at 7am, even if their collection day remains the same."
For more information, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/refuse.
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