Update From TMBC Re Waste Collection

Published: 09 January 2020

On the bin collection rounds in Tonbridge and Malling, separate collections will take place from now on for mixed recycling and food waste, meaning that with different vehicles, different waste types may be collected at different times of the day. This is because a key issue affecting collections has been the new-style combination recycling trucks designed to collect both mixed recycling (glass, plastic, metal) with a separate compartment for food waste. Due to the higher than anticipated volume of waste being collected, the trucks were often filling up before a round was completed, resulting in delays to collection for many homes. These trucks are being replaced with single-purpose vehicles with greater capacity.