Christmas recycling and refuse collections

Around Ashford and Tenterden
Tenterden, Kent TN30
United Kingdom

Event Dates and Times

Christmas Recycling and Refuse Collections 2023-202
In Tenterden

  • Week beg 18 December - no change - recycling as normal - Monday 18 December

  • Christmas week - no collection on Christmas Day. The refuse collection will be on SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER - 2 days earlier than normal

  • New Year week - no collection on New Year's Day - recycling collection on Tuesday 2 Jan

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Bulky collections & garden waste
Bulky waste collections will be suspended for the week commencing Monday 25 December and the week commencing Monday 1 January, and will resume from Tuesday 9 January. Garden waste collections will be suspended for the week commencing Monday 25 December and the week commencing Monday 1 January, and will resume on your normal day of collection from Tuesday 9 January.

Clinical collections
Normal collection day Monday 25 December - Revised collection day Saturday 23 December
Normal collection day Monday 1 January - Revised collection day Tuesday 2 January
Clinical collections return as normal from Monday 8 January 2024.

Green bin
• Christmas cards
• Tin foil & foil serving trays
• Champagne, wine & beer bottles
• Non-foil wrapping paper
• Cardboard boxes
• Sweet/chocolate tins
• Mince pie foil cases

Grey bin
• Tinsel
• Broken decorations
• Bubblewrap & soft plastic packaging like cellophane
• Foil/shiny wrapping paper
• Champagne & wine corks
• Polystyrene

Remember.... Do the scrunch test!
• Christmas definitely means more cardboard boxes, any that can’t fit in your recycling bin please flatten and leave next to your recycling bin for collection 
• Only non-foil paper is accepted for recycling, so to check, scrunch up the paper and if it doesn’t spring back open then it is non-foil and can be recycled
• Please remove ribbons and bows from your paper – maybe keep them for next year

Give your food caddy a stuffing!
Use your food caddy for your leftovers, turkey carcass and all your food waste from sprout tops to carrot and potato peelings

Missed bin collections can continue to be reported via the usual Report It channel:

You can also follow the council for regular information updates over the Christmas period:
Instagram @ashfordbc
X/Twitter @AshfordCouncil

Christmas Tree Recycling
Support Pilgrims Hospices with this special fundraising campaign which offers real Christmas tree collections from homes across the Ashford borough. Simply make a donation of your choice when registering your real Christmas tree for collection and Pilgrims volunteer elves will collect the tree from your home and take it for recycling. Every year this campaign is breaking the previous year’s record. Last year more than 3,150 trees were collected from Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet areas and an amazing £57,000 raised for vital end-of-life care.

Register your real Christmas tree for collection by visiting: and their volunteer elves will take it away Saturday 13 – Monday 15 January 2024.

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford Borough Council
Civic Centre Tannery Lane
Ashford Kent TN23 1PL
United Kingdom
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