Refuse Collection

Please put your black and clear sacks and garden waste out by 7am on your collection day, otherwise they may not be picked up.

To view your refuse collection times online visit:

Bulk Refuse Collection

The Parish Council has arranged, with Penshurst and Leigh Parish Councils, for the Bulk Refuse Freighter to visit the parish regularly throughout the year. The dates are as follows:
The Rock Inn
Chiddingstone Hoath

17th February 2024   10.45 to 11.15
15th June 2024   10.00 to 10.30
14th September 2024  10.00 to 10.30
9th November 2024   10.45 to 11.15 


Wheatsheaf Inn
Bough Beech
17th February 2024   11.30 to 12.00
15th June 2024   10.45 to 11.15
14th September 2024   10.45 to 11.15
9th November 2024   11.30 to 12.00


Richards Close
Chiddingstone Causeway
17th February 2024     12.15 to 12.45
15th June 2024   11.30 to 12.00
14th September 2024   11.30 to 12.00
9th November 2024     12.15 to 12.45


The Freighter cannot accept fridges, freezers, cookers, cast iron boilers or baths, long metal poles, building materials, manure, large parts of engines or vehicles or hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste now includes items like fluorescent tubes, TV’s & computer monitors, batteries, oil tins and filters, paint and paint tins and chemical containers. These items cannot be accepted on the Saturday Freighter service and must be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Compostable garden waste cannot be accepted. SDC operates a separate, fortnightly Garden Waste Collection Service. Paper garden waste sacks or a wheeled bin & an annual permit can be purchased for a small charge.