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Household waste and recycling centres
We are currently unable to recycle mixed dry recycling
at Cuxton due to a compactor failure. To recycle this
Cuxton will close at 3pm on Wednesday 25 January. Both
Hoath Way and Capstone will remain open as normal.
The centres are located at:
The layout of all three sites have been uploaded to allow
you to plan and separate your waste before
arriving. Please remain
safe and remember these are working waste sites that can be
very dangerous, there is a strict no public access to any
internal service area.
All three site have restricted vehicle
Monday to Saturday
All three centres are open between 8am and 4.15pm. In
addition, on Mondays between 1 April and 30 September,
the Capstone and Cuxton centres only are open until 6.15pm.
Sundays and bank holidays
On Sundays and bank holidays, all three centres are open
from 9am to 3.45pm, except Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years
day when the sites will be closed.
To help you plan your visit to your local centre, peak visit
times range from 10am until 12 (midday) during the week and
from 11am until 1pm at weekends and Bank Holidays. If at all
possible, avoid visiting at these times.
At times of high demand such as Bank Holidays, school holidays,
weekends or times of fine weather, it is likely that the duration
of peak visiting times will start an hour earlier and end an hour
Please allow additional time for your visit during these
What you can donate at the centres
At all three centres you now have the option to donate
household furniture and electrical items (except TVs), rather than
throwing it away with Abacus
Furniture Project (part of the registered charity West Kent Extra).
What you can recycle at the centres
Food and drink cartons (tetra-pak) and the following
materials can all be placed in the Mixed
These materials have separate containers for recycling
We have had to temporarily suspend the service
for rigid hard plastics. Customers with rigid hard
plastic will now be guided to the general household waste
What you can throw away at the centres
Due to several incidents involving
asbestos being dumped in the hardcore containers at the centres,
the hardcore skip has been fenced off. Find a member of
staff on site if you wish to dispose of hardcore material.
There is restricted access to the centres for vehicles taller
than 6ft 6in (2m). Transit-type vans, panel vans, open-back,
pick-up type and sign-written vehicles are not allowed into any of
the centres, as these are considered to be commercial vehicles.
Small privately-owned vans that can comfortably fit under
the two-meter barrier and have a gross laden weight of no more
than two tonnes, are able to book access the
Capstone site by special arrangement.
For full details see permitted/non permitted vehicle
list (pdf 149KB), for further details or to book phone
Once booked, if on arrival your vehicle does not fit under
the height restriction barrier of the Capstone
site, wait and an operative will raise it for you to
allow you access.
Note that there are no walk-in facilities of any kind at
any of the sites.
A ban on the sale of 81 garden products came into effect at the
end of July 2003, under the terms of the 1991 Plant Protection
Products Directive. View full list here
and dispose of the products at our Cuxton