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Update - February 2019

The Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste has now endorsed the recommendation for the ‘charging for the disposal of non-household waste materials (soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard) at Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres’ proposal. 

The Decision has been made to proceed and adopt the policy, with the intention of commencing charging from 3 June 2019.

The Record of Decision is available to view in the Summary of Results section below. Feedback from the consultation analysis is also available below. All details relating to the Decision can be found here.


Update - January 2019

Following the recent Household Waste Recycling Centre consultation proposing charges for non-household waste (including soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard), the proposal will be presented to Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on Thursday 17 January 2019.  You can watch this meeting via a webcast.  A decision will then be made in February 2019.  Information will be available on this web page in due course.




Findings from this consultation will be published here in due course.



Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking the views of service users, members of the public and other interested parties, on a proposal to charge for the disposal of non-household waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), sometimes known as the ‘tip’.

Non-household waste included in this consultation;

  • Soil, rubble and hardcore
  • Plasterboard

Even if originating from a domestic property, these materials are to be treated as non-household waste in accordance with the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012.

In recent years the amount of waste from household alterations and building works that is being brought to our HWRCs has increased. Furthermore, with neighbouring authorities adopting charging, this will have an impact on KCCs HWRCs with regards to cross border usage. 

Therefore, we are proposing to introduce charges, which are in line with other councils, to recover the cost of dealing with these types of non-household waste, and continue to offer a disposal option. These charges are intended to help KCC achieve critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents. 

KCC is proud to have made significant progress in its environmental performance over the past 10 years. More than 99% of Kent’s household waste is now recycled, treated or recovered to produce energy, with less than 1% sent to landfill.


Have your say

Your participation in this consultation and views on this proposal are important and will help KCC to carefully consider options and inform any decision.

We recommend you read the consultation document which can be found in the ‘Documents' section below.  To take part in, please fill in the online questionnaire which is available by clicking on the link below.

This consultation closes on 1 November 2018.


Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    6 Sep 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    1 Nov 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    10 Jan 2019


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Medway
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shepway
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Recycling, rubbish and waste management
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

If you have any questions about the proposal, or require paper copies of any of the supporting documents, please contact: or 03000 41 73 73