Black wheeled bin (refuse) for non-recyclable waste

Your black bin will remain on a fortnightly collection and should be used for items which we are unable to recycle such as nappies, plastic wrapping, cling film, pet bedding and poo-bags. The waste from the black bin is taken to Kent Enviropower 'energy-from-waste' plant at Allington near Maidstone where it is burnt to create electricity


The black refuse bin for items we are unable to recycle.

Black bin - yes please

  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags
  • Cling film / plastic wrapping
  • Crisp packets / sweet wrappers
  • Plastic pouches (from pet and baby food)
  • Black plastic trays
  • Light bulbs (low energy bulbs can be recycled at KCC Recycling Centres)
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary and hygiene items
  • Bagged pet waste (dog poo/ cat poo)
  • Pet bedding / material from animal litter trays
  • Broken crockery / ornaments
  • Broken toys (small)
  • Cold ash (from fires)

Please ensure all the waste is securely contained in your black bin with the lid closed. Thank you

Black bin - no thank you

  • Garden waste (see Garden Waste - Brown Bin)
  • Recycling
  • Electrical items (WEEE) (small electrical items are collected in a separate small bag placed next to your black bin on collection day)
  • Batteries (small household batteries can be collected in a small bag placed on top of your green-lidded bin)
  • Bricks, soil, rubble
  • Soil / stones
  • Hot ash (please allow to cool fully and place in the black bin)
  • Large items e.g. furniture
  • Paint and liquids
  • Engine oil