New waste, recycling and garden waste collection rounds

28th September 2022

New waste, recycling and garden waste collection rounds

Every household will receive a postcard with your new collection day, you can also find it here

From Monday 17 October, Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) will introduce new waste and recycling collection rounds. This means you may have a new collection day. However, nothing else is changing: SDC will continue to collect your waste every weekWe’ll still collect your recycling in clear sacks and waste in black sacks. Your black sack waste will continue to be used as fuel to generate electricity. This means less than 1% of your waste will go to landfill.The new rounds will improve the efficiency of the service, saving fuel and helping us move towards Net Zero.If you have a new collection day or it remains the same, please put your sacks out at 7am. This is because our crews could arrive earlier than you are used to.Find your new collection day here

Garden waste collections - SDC fortnightly garden waste collection days are changing too. Monday 17 October, these collections will take place on the same day as your waste collection day. Please put your garden waste out at 7am on your collection day.

Food waste - SDC do not collect food waste. Research shows our residents put as much food in with their waste as residents in areas with a separate food waste collection service. Instead we offer discounted compost bins and food digesters so you can recycle your uncooked and cooked food at home.