If you have recently moved to Sevenoaks, or the revised waste collection rules have made you lose track of what your recycling duties are, then you may need this guide. Whether you are learning this information for the first time or it’s a case of refreshing your memory, making sure you are aware of what to do will make the recycling in Sevenoaks straightforward. Recycling more often and with fewer mistakes – what could be better for the environment? For your guide on what to do with your rubbish and recyclable items, keep reading.

Recycling in Sevenoaks: an overview

Every 20 weeks, you will have 30 clear recycling sacks and 20 black sacks delivered to your home in Sevenoaks. The clear sacks should be used for recyclable items, and household waste that cannot be recycled should be put in the black sacks. Both of these bins are collected weekly from the boundary of your Sevenoaks property – they should be placed there by 7am on collection day.

What to do with recyclable waste in Sevenoaks: clear sacks

The 30 clear sacks that will be delivered to your Sevenoaks home should be used for your recyclable waste. Collected every week, you should make sure all the items placed in this sack are clean. The range of items that can be put in the clear sacks are:

  • Newspapers, magazines and other paper, and shredded documents
  • Cans, including aerosol cans
  • Tins, metal bottle tops, and jar lids
  • Tetra Pak items, and other plastic cartons
  • Plastic bottles and tops (these must not have contained hazardous materials)
  • Plastic yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, and ice cream tubs

The full list of items that can be recycled can be found on the Sevenoaks Council website. If you have cardboard boxes that are too large to be placed in the sack, they should be flattened and put under the sack on collection day or taken to a local cardboard recycling bank. It is important to note that black plastic pots, tubs, and trays cannot be recycled and must be put in your black sacks.

What to do with non-recyclable waste in Sevenoaks: black sacks

Items that cannot be recycled should be put in your black sacks. Other than sharp objects, everything should be put in here that cannot be placed with the recyclable items, including food waste. To store these items, a smaller bin of 80-90 litres is recommended over a wheelie bin.

The waste that you put in this sack is taken to a waste-to-energy plant where it is burnt to generate electricity rather than going to landfill. This is part of Sevenoaks Council’s pledge to become Net Zero by 2030, benefitting the community and the environment.

Garden waste in Sevenoaks: how to dispose of it

If you are a keen gardener, there is the option to get an annual permit with Sevenoaks Council to benefit from regular garden waste collection. However, if your gardening isn’t frequent enough to need the frequency of collections, Junk Taxi can provide you with garden and house clearance services in Sevenoaks that you can use as and when you require them.

Bulky items: household waste recycling centres in Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks’ local household waste recycling centre can be found on Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge, TN14 6EP. To visit this recycling centre, you must book a slot to arrive with your waste items. There are a range of items that can be disposed of here, such as:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Fridges
  • Garden waste
  • Mattresses
  • Rubble
  • Wood and timber
  • Plasterboard

However, it is important to note that clinical waste, household chemicals, fuel products, and business and commercial waste should not be disposed of here. There is further information on the guidelines of the recycling centre on the Sevenoaks Council website.

If you have bulky items in your Sevenoaks property, but you don’t have quite enough to warrant a trip to the reuse and recycle centre, Junk Taxi can provide you with bulky waste services in Sevenoaks. We will come to collect your unwanted items, disposing of them responsibly without you having to make an unnecessary trip. If you happen to be in Bromley, Lewisham or the surrounding areas of South East London, we can also provide you with our services. If you are in need of our rubbish collection service, give us a call on 020 3092 2961 or email info@junktaxi.co.uk.

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Call 020 3092 2961 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team. Alternatively, email info@junktaxi.co.uk. We’ll ensure that your rubbish, waste, or unwanted items are collected promptly and professionally.