Dartford Household Waste Recycling Centre


Old Rochester Way
Dartford Heath

Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays: 9am to 4pm

On the day bookings are available. Before visiting you must book a slot. Entry without booking is not permitted.

Book a visiting slot

The permit scheme for Dartford residents is changing. From 1 April 2023 there will be a county wide cross border policy and all non-Kent residents will be required to pay £10 per visit to use KCC HWRCs, so the Dartford permit won't be required. Read more about our cross border policy.

Height barrier

2 metres (6 foot 6 inches) - read about vehicles allowed.


You cannot carry waste into the site on foot.

Wear suitable clothes and footwear and keep children in your car.

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Cans and metal
  • Car batteries
  • Carpets
  • Chemicals
  • Clothes, shoes and fabric
  • Computers
  • Cookers, ovens and microwaves
  • Cooking oil – domestic cooking oil only
  • Electrical and electronic items
  • Engine oil (used)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Freezers
  • Fridges
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Low energy light bulbs and LEDs
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Paint
  • Paper and card
  • Pesticides
  • Plasterboard
  • Printer cartridges
  • Rubble and hardcore
  • Soil
  • Televisions
  • Tyres
  • Washing machines
  • Wood and timber

  • Bitumen based products
  • Business and commercial waste
  • Clinical waste
  • Fuel products