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Household waste and recycling centres
The sites are located at:
As well as accepting electrical equipment (including freezers,
fridges, televisions and computer monitors), the sites also recycle
household batteries and fluorescent or low energy light bulbs.
This year the three sites will only be closed
on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and
New Year's Day.
Monday to Saturday
All three sites are open between 8am and 4.30pm. On Mondays
between April and September, the Capstone and Cuxton sites only are
open until 6.30pm.
Sundays and bank holidays
All three sites are open from 9am to 4pm. Please note that the
sites will close promptly at the times stated. For this to take
place, site staff may need to turn vehicles away earlier than the
Abacus furniture project - Reuse service
At all three sites you now have the option to donate household
furniture, rather than throwing it away.
Furniture Project (part of the registered charity West
Kent Extra) will collect second-hand items from the centres,
which can be sold at low cost at their store in Cuxton Road,
Donated furniture that is not taken for reuse will go for
recycling where applicable.
Please visit our dedicated reuse page for examples of items the Abacus
Furniture Project are looking for.
See what you can recycle at the centres
These materials can all be placed in one mixed container
These materials have separate containers for recycling
What you can take for disposal at all three sites
Due to several incidents involving
asbestos being dumped in the hardcore containers at the sites, the
hardcore skip has been fenced off. Please find a member
of staff on site if you wish to dispose of hardcore material.
Find out more about how to dispose of cement bonded
New recycling trials at all three sites
You can now recycle bed mattresses and
hard plastics. Hard plastics can include:
- patio tables / chairs;
- plumbing pipe work;
- bathroom furniture.
Please ask site staff for advice.
During 2011, 2,370 litres of used cooking oil was collected
from the three sites. The oil was used to produce a sustainable
bio-liquid that generated 8,888kWh of green electricity, which
equates to enough energy to make almost 600,000 cups of tea.
Find out more about the Living Fuels’ recovery
There is restricted access to the sites for vehicles taller than
6ft 6in (2m). Transit-type vans, panel vans and open-back, pick-up
type vehicles are not allowed into any of the sites, as these are
considered to be commercial vehicles. Small privately-owned vans
(Escort-sized or smaller) are able to access the Capstone site by
special arrangement. For full details, please phone the number
Once booked, if on arrival your vehicle does not fit under the
height restriction barrier of the Capstone site,
please wait and an operative will raise it for you to allow you
access. For full details see permitted/non
permitted vans list (pdf 81KB), for further details or to
book please phone the number below.
To download a pdf you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If
you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.
Please note that there are no walk-in facilities of any
kind at any of the sites.
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