Refuse and Recycling

Refuse and recycling services are provided by TMBC. Full details can be found on the TMBC website 

Collection dates

Domestic recycling collection is:

  • Green-lidded bin for mixed recycling, glass, plastic and cans
  • Green box for paper and cardboard
  • Black caddy with orange lid for weekly food waste collection
  • Household batteries- place a clear sack on your green-lidded bin

Domestic waste collection is:

  • Black bin for non recyclable waste
  • Black caddy with orange lid for weekly food waste collection
  • Small electrical items or small amount of textiles – place in a carrier bag on your black bin.

Garden Waste is:

  • Brown bin for garden waste only. This will be collected on the same day as your regular collections but may be on either the refuse or recycling week. However, we have identified a small number of properties where the collections are showing on different days and are working to resolve this.

Please visit the micro-site ‘Recycle for All’. for more information on the services.

Please contact the waste team at TMBC for information of for any issues with the service at  or by phone 01732 876147)

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Saturday freighter service has been suspended.
The service for Plaxtol is normally located in Shipbourne on Upper Green Road opposite the Village Hall on the 4th Saturday of the month, between 08:00-09:00.

The following items cannot be collected by the Saturday Service:

  • Builders’ waste, concrete and similar waste
  • Vehicle parts – including tyres, engines or batteries
  • Oil, paint or other chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Soil, rubble or bricks
  • Glazed windows or toughened glass
  • Water tanks, boilers, iron/steel baths

TMBC also collect electrical items and scrap metal for recycling as part of the Saturday freighter service. A smaller vehicle will park next to the Saturday freighter at all sites during the trial. It will collect any of these items for recycling:

  • Small household appliances (kettles, electric toothbrushes, alarm clocks, etc)
  • Large household appliances (cookers, fridge/freezers, washing machines, etc)
  • Electronic games & toys
  • TVs, monitors and computers
  • Batteries, including car batteries
  • All metals & plastics
  • Fluorescent tubes

The borough council also offers a bookable bulky waste and fridge/freezer collection service.