Recycling collections:  Did you know that you can leave up to 6 untied bags of composting material beside your recyling for collection and can leave quantities of cardboard for collection on the day your recycling is collected.  The Borough Council can also supply hessian sacks for garden waste in addition to the green bin.

If you do not have a calendar of your recycling collections, you can download one from TMBC.


As from 30 September 2019 – refuse collections will change and residents will have received a lockable food bin which can be left out for collection each week.  The green bin will be used for recycling of plastics, glass, tins and cardboard.

Brown garden waste bins are also available at a charge of £40 pa.

All properties in Mereworth currently have their refuse collected on Tuesday or Friday. Around half of the properties on a Friday collection, including the main village area, have an alternating weekly collection of their black and green-lidded bins. The other properties on a Friday collection, including the Airfield estate, and those more rural properties receiving a Tuesday collection have, at present, a weekly collection of their black bin but no garden waste collections.

The collections alternate between recycled refuse and general refuse.  One of the key advantages of TMBC’s alternating collection service is that food waste can still be disposed of weekly, especially during periods of hotter weather.

Full details of services can  be found at 

The nearest large recycling sites are at Asda in Kings Hill, Tesco’s in West Malling and at Tesco’s, Lunsford Park, Larkfield. Newspapers, cardboard, glass, cans, clothes and plastic bottles can be taken to any of these sites for recycling. There are also smaller sites with less choice of materials at the Railway Station, West Malling and the Wateringbury Hotel, Wateringbury.

If you are unsure what day your refuse is collected, or find out more about refuse and recycling in the parish contact the waste services team on or telephone 01732 876147.

Bulky Waste Collection Service  –  large items such as wardrobes, mattresses and sofas will also be collected at a charge of £50 for up to 6 items to be collected from your property

 For any of these services please call 01732 876147 or e-mail: