Recycling Rubbish

Collections from your home 

Use green recycling bins to dispose of paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, food and drink cartons, plastic bottles and food trays and containers.  Textiles and small electrical items may be left out separately for collection.  There are no longer recycling facilities at Bell Lane. For further information visit the dedicated website at

MBC Graffiti Removal Service

Private landowners, residents and businesses can now apply to MBC for a graffiti removal service. Enquiries should be made to MBC Cleansing Call Centre on 01622 602162.

Red Bins for Dog Waste

Red dog waste bins are provided by Maidstone Borough Council at strategic points around the parish. If you witness owners failing to clean up or wish to report persistent incidents of mess, telephone MBC Environmental Services on 01622 602202 to give details, including information in confidence about perpetrators if known. Visits to problem areas can be timed to be most effective and a fine imposed when the offender is caught.  To report a stray dog, telephone MBC’s Dog Warden on 01622 602117.


Garden Waste Collection -  Residents requiring collection of garden waste should use garden waste bins.  MBC offers two sizes – a 240 litre wheelie bin costing £32.50 a year or a 140 litre wheelie bin costing £29.25 a year. 
Food Waste - This is collected weekly by MBC and food waste should be placed in the black with orange lidded caddy and put out at the front boundary of your property on collection day.  Compostable sacks for the grey kitchen caddies are now available to purchase from the Henhurst Farm Shop, Pinnock Lane, TN12 0HD and Paxman Services (UK) Ltd at Unit 3 Larkstore Park, Lodge Road. TN12 0QY.

Fly Tipping

If you see someone flytipping, note the description and registration of any vehicle involved, what the person looks like and the time and place. Please pass this information directly to Maidstone Borough Council's Cleansing Team on 01622 602162 or report it online at .  If the rubbish appears to be hazardous (chemical drums, for example) or there is a vast quantity of it (more than a lorry load) contact the Environment Agency's 24-hour hotline on 0800 807060. 


Bulky rubbish collections

Phone MBC on 01622 602600 or go online to to arrange a collection. For further information go to  Householders may also use the KCC Householder Waste Tip at Burial Ground Lane in Tovil; opening times are Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 4.30pm and on Sunday from 9.00am to 4.00pm.  For further information go to

Saturday Freighter Service

This is now a Saturday only service, and can no longer accept garden waste or large bulky items. It will still take wood, metal, fitness equipment, electrical appliances (excluding TVs, monitors, fridges & freezers which are classed as hazardous waste), carpet & underlay, broken or small items of furniture, plastic items eg toys, garden chairs, DIY items. Check at for latest information.