Other Refuse and Recycling Topics

Street Cleaning

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.

Side Waste

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.

Food Waste

We do not provide a service for the separate collection of food waste, which should be put in your Green Refuse bin.

Fly Tipping

What is it and how to get it removed

Dead Animal Removal Request

The council may collect dead animals in public and private places

Assisted Collection

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

Refuse Collection

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


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