Sevenoaks Rubbish Removal
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.
|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|
For a full breakdown of reuse options in Sevenoaks, have a look at our Guide to Freecycle and Reuse in Sevenoaks.
2. Sevenoaks council bulky waste collection service
Items that Sevenoaks council can collect:
- Tumble dryers
- Washing machines
Unfortunately, the council cannot collect furniture or doors containing glass or mirrors.
The item price breakdown is as follows:
|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 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
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.
|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
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.