Other Refuse and Recycling Topics
All public roads are swept at least once every four weeks and many areas, such as shopping precincts, are swept more often.
Waste Presentation Rules
Under Section 46 of The Environmental Protection Act (1990), Dartford Borough Council can require residents to present their household waste in accordance with the following requirements:
Your bins/sacks must be presented at the boundary of your property closest to the road, no earlier than the evening prior to the scheduled collection day and by 6am on the day of collection. Your household waste remains the responsibility of the resident until it is collected.
Our refuse collectors will no longer take waste bags left beside the green wheelie bins we provide. The reason for this is simple. As a council, we are under increased pressure to cut waste sent to landfill and to increase recycling rates.
Our recycling collectors do accept side waste, providing it is less than 3 translucent sacks or neatly folded cardboard. Please ensure that side waste is presented conveniently next to your recycling bin and not obstructing the footpath.
Under Section 33 and 87 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990), Dartford Borough Council can take enforcement action against individuals that present unnecessary or excessive side waste.
We do not provide a service for the separate collection of food waste, which should be put in your Green Refuse bin.
What is it and how to get it removed
Dead Animal Removal Request
The council may collect dead animals in public and private places
This service is provided for elderly/disabled residents who have difficulty with putting out their bins for collection. Please contact our Refuse and Recycling Team: 01322 343290.
'The Tip' - Household Waste Recycling Centre
Household waste recycling centres are facilities which allow you to drop off household waste items for recycling. Find out where there are and what you take
Static Recycling Sites
In addition to their door to door recycling collection, Dartford Councill operates a network of over 15 recycling sites offering recycling facilities for newspapers, magazines, glass bottles, steel and aluminium cans and textiles
Information about our refuse collection service, including how to report a problem
Container Provision for New Developments
Under the strategic directorate of Dartford Borough Council, the waste collection policy guidelines for new developments specify that all necessary bins or containers are required to be provided by the developer at their own expense
Other Types of Waste
Information regarding other types of waste eg: clinical, medical hazardous, commercial, vehicles
For further details of how we process your personal information and for details on your additional rights, please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice and Waste and recycling services - Privacy Notice