How we carried on collecting during lockdown

How we carried on collecting during lockdown

 Published: 06-Aug-2020

During lockdown our waste and recycling collectors and cleaning teams had to work even harder to maintain our service.

From the end of March until the end of July the amount of waste and recycling collected from homes rose significantly due to more people being at home and Kent County Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres being closed.

In fact there was a 21.4% rise in general waste, 29.9% more recycling waste and 16% more garden waste collected.

Two key objectives of the council‘s Corporate Plan are to improve the local environment and to create clean, welcoming neighbourhoods and parks and an attractive town centre. As part of that it’s important that as residents of Gravesham we improve our recycling rates, don’t throw litter on the floor and try to keep our Borough clean.

Fly tipping and littering is not acceptable and we will take enforcement action against those caught offending.

In a video interview Cllr Lee Croxton, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Operational Services tells us more about the work of the refuse collectors during the lockdown period, fly tipping and how we are trying to keep our Borough clean.

 Last updated: 11-Sep-2020