Capstone waste and recycling centre | Medway Council
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Book your visit online.

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

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Site map

View Capstone Recycling centre site map

Opening times

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

  • 8am to 9am
  • 9:01am to 10am
  • 10:01am to 11am
  • 11:01am to 12pm
  • 12:01pm to 1pm
  • 1:01pm to 2pm
  • 2:01pm to 3pm
  • 3:01pm to 4pm.
Address

Shawstead Road
Capstone
Kent
ME7 3JL

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 chemicals
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and jars
  • hardcore (for example broken building materials)
  • household batteries
  • household furniture
  • light bulbs
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • printer cartridges
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • televisions
  • tyres
  • wood and timber
Vehicle access

Your vehicle must fit under the height barrier of 2 metres.

Check the list of permitted vehicles

You can access the site using:

  • a privately-owned car
  • a small, privately-owned van (by appointment only)
Vehicles not permitted

Vehicles may be turned away from the centre if they: 

  • are business or commercial vehicles, such as transit vans or open-back vans 
  • are sign written (apart from taxis)

Cars with trailers will be turned away if they:

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

For safety, you may be asked to unhitch your trailer and park in the bay next to it.

Your small van will be turned away if:

  • you have not booked to come to the site
  • it is towing a trailer
  • the van and its contents weigh more than 2 tonnes