Updates and information

You now need to bring a proof of ID to use our Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

More about using our waste and recycling centres.

Site map

View Cuxton recycling centre site map

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4.15pm

Open on a Monday until 5.45pm from 1 April to 30 September

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

Emergency closure due to queues onto the A228
When traffic queuing to access the site affects the A228, the site will close. While the site is closed you should use the Capstone or Gillingham site. The site will re-open again when queues have decreased enough to be safe.


Cuxton Household Waste Site
Sundridge Hill
Kent ME2 1LF

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
  • 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