Pepperhill Recycling Centre Update
Last Updated: 18 Jun 2018 9:49am
The work to repair the Pepperhill Recycling Centre following a major fire on April 21 is likely to continue for several more weeks, presenting ongoing challenges for a number of local authorities including Dartford Borough Council.
The site will be closed until August to undertake the first phase of decontamination. They will then temporarily open the site once the first phase is complete, whilst planning, preparation, design and procurement of works related to the building and roof removal takes place. A second phase closure is earmarked for October/November or February when seasonal demand is at its lowest. The part-closures are designed to lessen impact.
The council has taken steps to minimise the effects of the closure on the collection services, and so far this has reduced the impact on residents.
The extended journey times involved in transporting household waste to facilities in Maidstone may result in some delays to kerbside collections but residents are asked to continue to put out their bins on normal collection day and if delays occur we shall endeavour to catch up as quickly as possible. The Council’s waste contractor Amey has committed extra resource to the service during this period.
Residents who would usually visit the household waste recycling centre at Pepperhill are advised to take their waste to the similar KCC facility at Dartford Heath.
Please note that both the Swanley and Dartford Heath HWRC’s are opening late on Wednesday until 6.30pm and Thursday until 6.00pm from the 30th May to ensure residents have an alternative whilst the Pepperhill (Gravesham) HWRC is closed, this is in addition to the late night opening at Tovil (Maidstone) HWRC.
For information on Kent’s HWRCs visit Kent/waste