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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.

Mixed bags of recycling cannot be recycled on site. Plastic bottles, tubs and trays should be put in your white recycling bag for kerbside collection.

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View Cuxton recycling centre site map

View Cuxton recycling centre site map (accessible version)

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

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
  • CDs/DVDs
  • 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
  • medical equipment
  • paper
  • plasterboard
  • plastic garden furniture, plastic bins and drain pipes
  • printer cartridges
  • scrap metal
  • shoes
  • televisions
  • vapes/ e-cigarettes
  • 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 Cuxton recycling centre. 

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

Check the list of permitted vehicles.

Cars with trailers

You can visit the Cuxton centre in a car with a trailer.

Trailers must:

  • be no wider than the towing car
  • be no longer than 6 feet 8 inches long
  • hold a capacity of less than 35 cubic feet
  • not be filled over capacity, trailers filled over capacity will be refused entry. For

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

Small, privately-owned vans

At Cuxton and Capstone waste and recycling centre, you can also bring your household waste in a small-privately owned van. To use this service, you must be a Medway resident and pay Council Tax to Medway Council.

This service is by appointment only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for Medway residents only.

A small van is a vehicle that:

  • can comfortably fit under the 2 metre height barrier
  • has a single wheelbase
  • weighs less than 2 tonnes (including van contents).
Vehicles not permitted

The following vehicles are not permitted at any site:

  • sign-written vehicles, apart from taxis
  • transit vans
  • single cab pick-ups
  • large vans
  • any van with a trailer
  • Luton box vans
  • flatbed or drop sider vans
  • horseboxes or agricultural vehicles
  • motorbikes
  • bicycles
  • mobility scooters.