ID checks for household waste sites

Capstone Recycling Centre, Chatham cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Malc McDonald
Capstone Recycling Centre, Chatham (cc-by-sa/2.0) – © Malc McDonald

Updated: 13th May 2019 – 10:15

From Monday 3rd June, waste and recycling sites will be for Medway Council tax paying residents only. The system has been introduced following changes made by Kent County Council at their sites.

Staff on-site will be checking the ID of residents upon entry for every visit to the Towns’ three sites.

The news has angered residents at the edges of the Towns who pay their council tax to Maidstone Borough Council or Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, but had previously been able to use the Medway sites.

Use of the sites will remain free of charge, with the same vehicular restrictions, and residents can still use all three sites to dispose of household waste and recycling.

What you’ll need

To use the centres, you will need ID so your home address and post code can be confirmed. This can include:

  • A Medway Council tax bill from the current council tax financial year
  • A photocard driving licence (paper counterparts will not be accepted)

Where residents do not have the above, they will need to bring any two original copies of the following:

  • Utility bill (gas, electric or water) less than 12 months old
  • TV licence less than 12 months old
  • Bank or building society statement less than 12 months old
  • Benefits award statement less than 12 months old
  • Letter from HMRC or the Home Office less than 12 months old

Photocopies, photos or mobile bills will not be accepted by staff.

Household waste sites

The Towns’ three recycling centres are:

  • Cuxton Waste and Recycling Centre – Sundridge Hill, Rochester, ME2 1LF
  • Hoath Way Waste and Recycling Centre – Ambley Way, Gillingham, ME8 0QH
  • Capstone Waste and Recycling Centre – Shawstead Road, Chatham, ME7 3JL

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