Our household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) at Capstone, Cuxton and Hoath Way are open.

To visit you'll need to book an appointment. You'll only be able to visit the site you chose in the vehicle you told us about.

Privately-owned cars

You can take household waste to all 3 centres in a privately-owned car, including:

  • estate cars
  • 4x4s
  • 4x4s with an open back or separate cab
  • 4x4s with a pick-up 'hard top'.

You can visit the centres in a hire vehicle, but please see the information below about vans and vehicles that are not permitted.

Cars with trailers

You can visit the centres 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.

Small, privately-owned vans

You can also bring your household waste to our Capstone and Cuxton sites 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. If you pay Council Tax to a Kent Council and you need to book a visit in a van, use Kent County Council's booking service. 

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 at any HWRC

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.