Smarden Parish Council
Litter and flytipping
We employ a Streetsweeper for the village centre and hold a Tidy Week but really value the support of everyone to help keep the village tidy at all times.
Jo Morton is our volunteer Litter Co-ordinator for the village and if residents would like rubbish sacks or gloves then please contact Jo on 01233 770446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange the collection of items found dumped/fly tipping please either Report It online at http://www.ashford.gov.uk/flytipping;
or email streetscene@ashford,gov,uk; email@example.com or phone 01233 330629, 01233 330603
Country Eye is a useful phone app for Kent. It enables people to photograph dumped rubbish etc. When you submit it to Country Eye, together with the location, it then gets reported directly to the relevant organisation eg Police or Borough Council https://countryeye.co.uk/
The churchyard is maintained and kept tidy by a group of volunteers from across the parish (not all churchgoers!) who tidy, mow, prune or strim etc all the various jobs; (machinery & petrol provided.) Marcus Palmer and Brian Bristow co-ordinate volunteers and new faces are always welcome as vacancies arise. If interested please contact one of us. Brian Bristow 01233 770564
Bulky Item Collection
Ashford Borough Council have a bulky item collection service for householders.
There is a minimum charge of £23 and more information may be found at http://www.ashford.gov.uk/bulky-item-collection
and the phone number is 01233 331111.
Waste Disposal Recycling
Ashford Borough Council is one of the best in the country when it comes to recycling. For full details including what can be recycled etc http://www.ashford.gov.uk/waste
We have a fortnightly collection; one week recycling (green bin) and the alternate week general refuse (black bin). You can also pay a small annual subscription (currently £35) for a brown garden refuse bin including fortnightly collection. For some parts of the parish collection day is Monday and for other parts (village centre) it is Thursday. To check the day go to http://www.ashford.gov.uk/waste-collection-day
The Ashford Household Waste Recycling Centre is located at Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, Brunswick Road, Ashford TN23 1EL. Telephone: 03000 41 73 73.
The site is operated by Kent County Council and more information may be found at http://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/rubbish-and-recycling/find-your-nearest-tip/ashford