Updates and information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Book your visit to Hoath Way online.

National lockdown: Stay at home

Household waste and recycling centres remain open. Please follow government advice on waste disposal.

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The Hoath Way site will be closed from Wednesday 27 January 2021 while essential engineering work is carried out. You will be unable to book any visits until this engineering work is complete. 

Opening times

When you book you'll be able to choose from these slots:

  • 8am to 9:45am
  • 10am to 11:45am
  • 12 midday to 1:45pm
  • 2pm to 3:45pm

Ambley Rd
Kent ME8 0QH

What you can recycle and dispose of
  • appliances (small and large)
  • asbestos (how to dispose of asbestos)
  • batteries
  • cardboard
  • car batteries, but not car tyres
  • 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, but not plasterboard)
  • household batteries
  • household furniture
  • light bulbs
  • paper
  • printer cartridges
  • 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