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How to dispose of rubbish in Sevenoaks

25 October 2022

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

This article is all about how to dispose of rubbish in Sevenoaks. If you have questions about how to get rid of any items too big for your bins, 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:

  1. Reuse options in Sevenoaks
  2. Sevenoaks council bulky waste collection service
  3. Man & van waste collections and how to find a good one, plus examples and prices
  4. Skip hire in Sevenoaks plus providers, prices and permit fees
  5. 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. 

Sevenoaks charities


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

Sevenoaks council offers a large item collection service to residents. It is only available to households and they collect all standard items like furniture, beds, mattresses and white goods (cookers, freezers, fridges etc). Prohibited items include televisions, any items containing glass, gas canisters and plasterboard.


Cost of the collection service

The council charges £18 to collect one item. Further prices are:

  • 1 item - £18
  • 2 items - £30
  • 3 to 4 items - £40
  • 5 to 10 items - £52
  • Corner sofas - £30 each
  • White goods - £18 each
  • Large American style fridges and freezers - £42 each


More details

  • Book online and make any changes or cancellations by calling 01732 227000
  • Place items 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. They can repond much faster - sometimes on the same day if you need something gone urgently.

Man & van waste collectors are the most convenient option, but be careful of cowboy collectors. If a price sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Always check Environment Agency license to avoid fly tipping criminals.


Cheapest licensed bulky waste collector in Sevenoaks

Find a local, fully licensed rubbish collector in Sevenoaks using 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 free, no obligation quote to take it away. Choose the best offer, pay securely online (no need for cash!) and receive full disposal confirmation to your inbox. No fly tipping guaranteed and LoveJunk is widely recommended by councils, including Sevenoaks!



Examples of man & van rubbish removal prices in Sevenoaks

Final costs depend on the size and type of waste and how urgently you need it picked up. LoveJunk has a Rubbish Removal Prices comparison tool where you can browse the latest real-time jobs up and down the country, plus filter by waste type. Below we've included some example jobs from 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



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