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Sevenoaks Rubbish Removal

25 October 2022

Advice and info on how to dispose of rubbish & bulky waste in Sevenoaks

This article is all about Sevenoaks rubbish removal and bulky waste collection. If you have questions about how to dispose of larger items from your household in Sevenoaks, you're in the right place! We're here to help you clear your waste as sustainably as possible, too.


The key sections in this post are:

  • Reuse options in Sevenoaks
  • Sevenoaks council bulky waste collection service
  • Man & van waste collections and how to find a good one, plus examples and prices
  • Skip hire in Sevenoaks plus providers, prices and permit fees
  • Recycling centres in Sevenoaks


1. Reuse options in Sevenoaks

Are your items reusable? Instead of throwing them away, why not donate them instead? There are loads of reuse options in Sevenoaks and the even better part is that most of them are completely free. 

Below are some of the popular reuse charities and social enterprises in Sevenoaks. They all accept second hand furniture, appliances and generally larger items. 


Organisation name Address
Abacus Furniture Project Greatness Lane, Sevenoaks TN14 5BQ
Commuinty RePaint Same as above
Relove a Bike Same as above
Hospice in the Weald Sevenoaks Main Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks TN14 6ED
British Heart Foundation Sevenoaks 121 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, TN13 1UP


Any upholsterd furniture donations must have fire labels attached. Not to worry if you can't find any! Have a look at our Guide to Freecycle and Reuse in Sevenoaks or check out Furniture Removal Sevenoaks.


2. Sevenoaks council bulky waste collection service

Items that Sevenoaks council can collect:

  • Furniture 
  • Beds
  • Mattresses
  • Cookers
  • Hobs
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Fridges
  • Fridge-freezers
  • Tumble dryers
  • Washing machines

Unfortunately, the council cannot collect furniture or doors containing glass or mirrors.

The item price breakdown is as follows:

1 item £18
2 items £30
3-4 items £40
5-10 items £52
White goods (appliances like washing machines) £18 each
Large American-style fridge freezers £42 each


You can book your collection slot by calling 01732 227000. There is no online service for Sevenoaks council bulky waste collection.

Note: make sure all items are placed outside your property boundary by 7am on your collection day. The council can’t come into your house to get the items.


3. Licensed man & van waste collectors

Instead of council removals, there is the option to hire a licensed man & van rubbish collector. If the council can’t collect the items you have, then man & van collectors are able to clear any and all types of rubbish. Private collectors also clear junk from both in and outside the home, whereas councils aren’t allowed inside properties. This can be a problem if you can’t lift or move the items outside by yourself. 

Man & van rubbish removal collection prices vary and depend on the type and amount of waste, and how urgently you need it removed. 


Cheapest licensed bulky waste collector in Sevenoaks

The best way to find the cheapest rubbish collector in Sevenoaks is to use the LoveJunk waste removal and reuse marketplace. It’s quick and easy to post a listing: just take some photos of your junk and then a nearby licensed waste collector or reuser will give a quote to take it away. It doesn’t cost to use LoveJunk and it’s widely recommended by councils.



Examples of man & van rubbish removal prices in Sevenoaks


Small sofa, £55

Assorted heavy items, £100

Triple wardrobe (glass doors), £80

Headboard & dismantled bed frame, £30

Building waste (3+ skips), £350

Garden waste (5x bags + messy waste), £80


4. Skip hire Sevenoaks

Skips are useful if you have a lot of messy waste or rubble to get rid of. Unlike Man & Van collectors, you’ll need to load the skip yourself. Skip prices are fixed, no matter how full they are at the end. Skip hire is usually much more expensive than Man & Van simply because of additional permit and license fees.

To learn more about how skip fees work, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire.


Sevenoaks skip hire companies

The best options for skip hires are licensed companies local to you. Here are some of the main skip hire companies operating in Sevenoaks.

Organisation name Telephone
Warren Waste Ltd 01959 533440
Fleet Skips 0800 9177 578
East Kent Recycling 0800 0461 251

Skip hire prices in Sevenoaks

Here are typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for a mixed general waste skip in Sevenoaks. Prices shown below represent a hire period of 14 days. They don't include the cost of the necessary skip permits or parking bay suspensions.

Builder skip: 6 - 8 cubic yard skip @ £250 - £300

Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £355


Skip permits and bay suspensions

If you don't have space to place a skip on your drive and you need to put it on the road, you will need a skip permit license from the council. If you live in one, you may also need a controlled parking zone (CPZ) suspensions. Read our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions for more info.

Skip License Sevenoaks: £34 (for up to 28 days)

CPZ Bay Suspension in Sevenoaks: £10 per day plus £30 administration fee (admin fee is charged for each application or renewal).

Apply for a skip permit here. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an account. To apply for a parking suspension permit, download the form from this page and follow the instructions to apply. For full information from Sevenoaks council about parking suspensions, see the info page


5. Sevenoaks recycling centre

In Sevenoaks, the community Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is at Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge, TN14 6EP. The council tip is only available to Kent residents. For a complete summary, including opening hours, permitted and prohibited items, read our Sevenoaks Recycling Centre Guide.


Map of Sevenoaks tip

location map sevenoaks recycling centre



6. Rubbbish statistic & fly tipping in Sevenoaks

In 2021, the council reported 1,079 cases of fly-tipping, equal to 9 fly-tips per 1000 residents and 2 per 100 households. This is based on a population of 121,387 people. To see how Sevenoaks compares, have a look at our South-East England Fly-Tipping report



Thanks for reading! Let us know if you have any questions about Sevenoaks rubbish removal - we'd be happy to help. Likewise, if you want to chat about anything featured in this article or have any other questions about waste clearance in general, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email us at [email protected] or find us on our social media channels.

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