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Commercial waste collection providers in Kent

In Kent, the local council doesn’t offer any commercial waste collections, so instead, business owners must rely on the private sector for their waste collection needs.

Fortunately, a significant number of reliable business waste providers operate within Kent. Our waste management experts have compiled the following list of commercial waste collection providers in Kent:

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Country Style Recycling</a></h3>

Country Style Recycling

Country Style Recycling offers commercial waste and recycling collections across Kent and Cambridgeshire. Their flagship Recycling and Recovery Centre at Ridham, near Sittingbourne, processes waste from over 3,000 local businesses.

Country Style Recycling operates a dedicated wood recycling facility which produces panel boards and wood pellets from recyclable wood.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CDDL Recycling</a></h3>

CDDL Recycling

CDDL Recycling is a total waste management company offering a free commercial waste audit to assist customers in streamlining and optimising their waste management strategies.

CDDL provides regular waste and recycling collections across Kent from their base in Sheerness.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Midas Waste</a></h3>

Midas Waste

Midas Waste, an independently owned commercial waste management company, is based in Gravesend, Kent. Their fleet of bright pink waste vehicles is a familiar sight across the Southeast.

Midas Waste provides a zero-to-landfill waste disposal service as standard. All commercial waste collected is recycled, and as much residual waste as possible is sent to an energy recovery facility.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RTS Waste</a></h3>

RTS Waste

RTS Waste offers a range of recycling services, including general waste, food waste, dry-mixed recycling, and commercial glass recycling across Kent.

RTS operates its Kent fleet from their premises on Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe, on the banks of the Thames.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Trident Waste</a></h3>

Trident Waste

Trident Waste is a family-run business based in Ashford, Kent. The emphasis at Trident Waste is on maximising recycling and offering the greenest possible solution to trade waste.

Trident Waste offers regular collections across major towns and rural areas of Kent, focusing on providing a positive customer experience.

<h3><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">East Kent Recycling</a></h3>

East Kent Recycling

East Kent Recycling operates two waste recycling centres in the heart of Kent, in Faversham and Tilmanstone. EKR is an independent waste management provider with over 45 years of experience, employing more than 100 staff members in Kent.

Originally based in East Kent, EKR has expanded its operations across the county from Thanet to Sevenoaks.

Commercial waste collection with Kent County Council

Kent County Council does not provide trade waste collections alongside their free domestic waste collections.

According to the Kent County Council’s page on commercial waste, local businesses must either:

  • Take the waste they generate to a transfer station (detailed below)
  • Contract a private local or national commercial waste provider for collections.

Commercial waste collection with Medway Council

The local authority of Medway operates independently from the County Council despite being geographically located within Kent. The Medway council area includes Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, and Strood.

Medway Council does not provide commercial waste services to businesses, nor does it allow businesses to use the local recycling centres.

Source: Medway Council – Commercial Waste

Commercial recycling centres in Kent

Kent County Council does not permit businesses to use most of their recycling centre but does accept commercial waste at the following locations:

  • Sevenoaks – Dunbrik Transfer Station, Main Road, Sundridge TN14 6EP
  • Sittingbourne – Church Marshes Transfer Station, Gas Road, Milton ME10 2QD.
  • Tunbridge Wells – North Farm Transfer Station, Longfield Road, North Farm Industrial Estate TN2 3EE.

For further information on using these sites, visit Kent County Council – Transfer Stations.

Alternatively, there are privately run commercial waste recycling sites in Kent at the following locations:

  • RTS Waste – Plot 15 Manor Way Business Park, Manor Way, Swanscombe, DA10 0PP
  • EKR Recycling – Recycling Plant Oare Creek Faversham, Faversham ME13 7TX
  • EKR Recycling – Aylesham Industrial Estate, Aylesham, Canterbury CT3 3EL

⚠️ Businesses that transport their waste must be registered with a waste carrier licence. Register a carrier licence here.

The waste transfer stations above will provide you with a Waste Transfer Note for any business waste you bring, allowing your company to demonstrate its compliance with commercial waste regulations.

Commercial waste collection services in Kent

Businesses in Kent have a duty of care to minimise unrecycled waste, and local waste collection providers are bound by the same principles.

💡For an understanding of this legislation, refer to our guide on devolved commercial waste regulations.

In this section, we explore some of the more specialised commercial waste collection requirements for businesses in Kent.

<h3>Commercial food waste collection in Kent</h3>

Commercial food waste collection in Kent

Food and beverage companies based in Kent have a wide range of options for their food waste collections. Most national and local commercial waste providers highlighted in this guide offer weekly food waste collection services.

Alternatively, the specialist provider Verigreen offers a food waste service where collected food waste is transported to a dedicated anaerobic digestion plant in Kent.

Here, it is converted into fertiliser and biogas. Verigreen collaborates with Kent County Council to facilitate domestic food waste collections across the county.

<h3 id="recycling">Commercial recycling services in Kent</h3>

Commercial recycling services in Kent

Each provider highlighted in this guide offers a comprehensive commercial dry-mixed recycling service alongside more specialised segregated recycling streams for materials such as cardboard, glass, and other recyclables.

Our experts are on hand to assist you in finding the most cost-effective recycling quotes. To request quotes for a range of providers by entering your postcode at the top of this page and selecting the specific types of regular recycling collections needed by your business.

<h3 id="hazardous">Hazardous waste collection in Kent</h3>

Hazardous waste collection in Kent

Kent is home to several educational institutions, such as the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, which play a crucial role in the biotechnology sector. These universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in biosciences, biotechnology, and related fields.

The laboratories within these universities generate a variety of hazardous waste that requires safe disposal by waste management specialists.

The national providers operating in Kent offer a comprehensive range of hazardous waste services to support these larger institutions.

National waste collection providers operating in Kent

The two largest UK commercial waste providers, Biffa and Veolia, both have regular commercial waste collections across Kent.

Our commercial waste experts have pulled together a quick summary of the services they offer.

Biffa’s commercial waste collections in Kent

Biffa is the UK’s largest waste collection provider and offers regular commercial waste collection services across Kent and the South East.

Biffa employs a variety of technologies and processes, such as material recovery facilities (MRFs), energy-from-waste (EfW) plants, and anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities, to manage and process waste sustainably.

Biffa dealt with over nine million tonnes of waste from the South East last year, with a landfill diversion rate of over 90%. Biffa operates its waste collections in Kent from its hubs in Canterbury and Rochester.

Veolia’s commercial waste collections in Kent

Veolia is a national commercial provider with its operation in Kent, which is centred around the Shornescliffe Industrial Estate in Folkestone. Veolia offers regular routes across Kent for:

Veolia is offering a three month free trial for businesses in Thanet, where the local council has recently ceased to offer commercial waste collections.

Chapel Down Vineyard Waste

Kent is home to Chapel Down, a renowned English wine producer. The vineyard is located on the North Downs of Kent, where south-facing chalk soils create conditions similar to those in the Champagne region of France.

Chapel Down is dedicated to sustainable winemaking practices, focusing on long-term environmental stewardship. Chapel Down provides a great example of strong commercial waste management strategies in action.

The primary waste from the vineyard consists of vine prunings, the majority of which are mulched and then reused as compost. The remainder is sent to a local anaerobic digester to produce green energy, utilising a commercial garden waste disposal service.

The fine English wine produced by Chapel Down is packaged in bottles made from 76% recycled glass. After consumption, customers can include these bottles in their dry-mixed recycling bin.

Where Chapel Down cannot source recycled materials for their purchases, they endeavour to use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials. This certification ensures that the wood used in the product comes from FSC-certified forests.

Website – Chapel Down sustainability