Chelmsford City Council

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Special collections

We offer four types of special collection.


Our waste and recycling collections are currently running as normal, with no disruptions. Household recycling centres, which are run by Essex County Council, are currently closed.

  • Large item collectionsWe can collect large items from outside your home, including sofas, fridge freezers and sheds.
  • Clinical waste collectionsWe provide a free weekly clinical waste collection service, which includes needles and other medical waste.
  • Assisted collectionsIf you can't move your bins, bags and boxes to the boundary of your property, you can request a free assisted collection service.
  • Incontinence waste collectionsWe provide a free weekly incontinence waste collection service, for items such as incontinence pads.

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    Last updated: 06 March 2020

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