Waste and recycling

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New waste service from 30th September

For some years now, residents have been asking TMBC to collect more materials for recycling from home, so from 30 September this year, they will be introducing new collections as below:

  • Separate Food Waste
  • Glass, Plastics, Cans and Cartons
  • Paper and Card / Cardboard
  • Textiles, Batteries and small electrical items (WEEE)
  • Opt-In chargeable fortnightly garden waste collections in new brown bin
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TMBC have publicised this information in a number of ways and more information will follow during the summer.

Visit https://recycleforall.tmbc.gov.uk/ to read all about the changes and what you need to know.

See the TMBC Recycle for All website for more information >>
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New garden waste service

From 30 September this year TMBC are introducing a new opt-in chargeable garden waste collection service. Charging for garden waste will help to improve recycling collections from your home to include glass and plastics. If you wish to receive this service you will need to subscribe on the TMBC website.

See the TMBC Garden Waste website for more information >>
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Bulky Waste Collection

The Saturday bulky waste service is provided for the disposal of household waste, including bulky items. In this service you can take your waste to a parked refuse freighter at a number of locations across the borough.

Please note that the schedule runs on a 4-week cycle. When a month has five Saturdays, the service is not normally run on the fifth Saturday, apart from after Easter & Christmas Bank Holidays.

There is a TMBC Bulky Waste Collection in the layby in Fen Pond Road (opposite the Church) and one in Borough Green in the Dene Lodge In Car Park.

Ightham – Fen Pond Road (in layby opposite Church)

3rd August: 08:00 to 09:00
7th September: 08:00 to 09:00

Borough Green – Dene Lodge (Car Park)

3rd August: 09:00 to 10:00
17th August: 08:00 to 09:00
7th September: 09:00 to 10:00
21st September: 08:00 to 09:00

The following items cannot be collected by the Saturday Service:

  • Builders’ waste, concrete and similar waste
  • Vehicle parts – including tyres, engines or batteries
  • Oil, paint or other chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Soil, rubble or bricks
  • Glazed windows or toughened glass
  • Gas Bottles and Fluorescent tubes

We also provide a service which can collect electrical items and scrap metal for recycling. A smaller vehicle will park next to the Saturday freighter at all sites. It will collect any of these items for recycling:

  • Small household appliances (kettles, electric toothbrushes, alarm clocks, etc)
  • Large household appliances (cookers, fridge/freezers, washing machines, etc)
  • Electronic games & toys
  • TV’s, monitors and computers
  • Batteries, including car batteries
  • All metals
See TMBC website for more information >>
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