Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4.15pm

Sundays and bank holidays: 9am to 3.45pm

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: closed

Peak times
Weekdays: 10am to 12 noon
Weekends and bank holidays: 11am to 1pm

Address

Ambley Rd
Gillingham
Kent ME8 0QH

Map
What you can recycle and dispose of
  • appliances (small and large)
  • asbestos (how to dispose of asbestos)
  • batteries
  • cardboard
  • car batteries
  • clothes and fabrics
  • cooking oil
  • electrical items
  • engine oil (used)
  • food and drink tins
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges and freezers
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • hardcore (for example broken building materials)
  • household batteries
  • household furniture
  • light bulbs
  • paper
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • televisions
  • wood and timber
Vehicle access

You can use a small, privately-owned vehicle to take household waste to our recycling centre. Vans are not permitted.

Check the list of permitted vehicles

You can book to take a small, privately-owned van to Capstone recycling centre.

 

Vehicles not permitted

Vehicles will be turned away from the centre if they:

  •  are business or commercial vehicles, such as transit vans or open-back vans 
  • do not fit under the height barrier (2 metres) 
  • are sign written (apart from taxis) 
  • are vans with a gross laden weight of more than 2 tonnes (this is usually listed in the owner's manual and shown on a plate or sticker on the vehicle)

All vans towing trailers will be turned away.

Cars with trailers will be turned away if they are:

  • longer than 6 feet 8 inches
  • more than 35 cubic feet
  • wider than the towing car