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Council services this Christmas

Festive waste collections 2023

Sevenoaks District Council’s staff will be working extra days over Christmas and the New Year so you don’t miss a waste and recycling collection.

Most collections will take place a day later than usual except the Christmas day collection on Monday 25 December, which will take place earlier on Saturday 23 December.

If you use the Garden Waste Collection Service, the same changes will apply.

Please refer to the table to the below for details:

Your normal dayYour revised collection day
Friday 22 DecemberNo change, normal collection
Monday 25 December (Christmas Day)Saturday 23 December
Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day)Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 DecemberThursday 28 December
Thursday 28 DecemberFriday 29 December
Friday 29 DecemberSaturday 30 December
Monday 1 JanuaryTuesday 2 January
Tuesday 2 JanuaryWednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 JanuaryThursday 4 January
Thursday 4 JanuaryFriday 5 January
Friday 5 JanuarySaturday 6 January
From Monday 8 JanuaryNormal collection days resume

Please put your sacks out at 7am on your collection day to help prevent attracting animals and the build-up of litter.

To view your collection days online, visit

Christmas tree collections

Three, FREE ways to dispose of your real Christmas tree

There are lots of options available to recycle your real Christmas tree for free after this year’s festivities have ended.

Option 1 – Sevenoaks District Council’s Garden Waste collection service (for permit holders only)

If you hold a Garden Waste collection permit, simply place the tree in or next to your green bin and it will be picked up on your usual collection days throughout January.

Trees with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5”) in diameter can be taken.

Option 2 – Take your tree to a local collection point

Take your tree to one of the District Council’s collection points and they will take if off your hands.

Sevenoaks District Council can take trees with a trunk of up to 90mm (3.5”) in diameter.

Crockham Hill
Deanery Road, TN8 6RE
Thursdays 11 and 18 January
8am to 8.45am
Leisure Centre Car Park. Wellingtonia Way, TN8 5RE
Thursdays 11 and 18 January
9am to 9.45am
Four Elms
Layby by St Paul’s Church, Bough Beech Road, TN8 6NE
Thursdays 11 and 18 January
10am to 10.45am
Marsh Green
Marsh Green Road Layby TN8 5QR
Thursdays 11 and 18 January
11am to 11.45am
Memorial Hall, Chantlers Mead, TN8 7HU
Thursdays 11 and 18 January
12.30pm to 1.15pm
Recycling site, Hever Castle Car Park, Hever Road, TN8 7NH
Fridays 12 and 19 January
7.30am to 8.15am
Richards Close, TN11 8LF
Fridays 12 and 19 January
8.30am to 9.15am
Penshurst Road layby, TN11 8DB
Fridays 12 and 19 January
9.30am to 10.15am
Village Hall, The Green, TN3 0RT
Fridays 12 and 19 January
10.30am to 11.15am
Recycling site, Crandalls, TN11 8RF
Fridays 12 and 19 January
11.30am to 12.15pm

Option 3 – Take your tree to a Household Waste Recycling Site

Take your tree to one of Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Sites (informally known as the tip or the dump). They will take larger trees that are too big for Sevenoaks District Council to collect.

Visit or call 03000 41 73 73 to book a slot.