Updates and information

Cuxton closure

On Monday 20 September and Tuesday 21 September Cuxton HWRC will be closed for essential drainage works. The site will reopen on Wednesday 22 September. 

Capstone and Hoath Way are unaffected, normal opening hours will apply. 

Before visiting our site

Please remember to organise your recycling into different material types.

You must place materials into the correct containers when you arrive at the site. You must also dispose of any bags used to store materials in a separate container.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Book your visit to Cuxton online.

More COVID-19 updates

View Cuxton recycling centre site map

Opening times

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

Cuxton Household Waste Site
Sundridge Hill
Cuxton
Rochester
Kent ME2 1LF

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
  • wood and timber
Vehicle access

You can use a privately-owned car, which is defined as a passenger carrying vehicle under 2 metres in height with 9 seats or less, to take household waste to our recycling centre. Vans are not permitted.

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

Check the list of permitted vehicles.

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