Chelmsford City Council
What goes in each bin

What goes in each bin

To recycle in Chelmsford, you will have a:

  • green recycling box 

  • grey kitchen food waste caddy
  • green external food waste bin
  • clear sack for plastics
  • white paper sack
  • white cardboard sack
  • brown garden waste bin
  • black non-recyclables bin           

You can also request a special collection.

You can find out how to recycle or dispose of different items by:

  • searching for the specific item

  • selecting the regular collection, which will display all of the items you can put in that bin, bag or box

You can dispose of some items at your local Recycling Centre.
 

ItemRegular collectionSpecial collectionRecycling Centre
Yoghurt potsClear bag for plastics  
Yellow pagesPaper sack  
Wrapping paperPaper sack  
Wood  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Window panes  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Windfalls (leaf)Brown garden waste bin  
White windowed envelopesPaper sack  
WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment - small)Green recycling box  
Waxed paper/cardBlack non-recyclables bin Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Waxed packagingBlack non-recyclables bin Accepted at your local Recycling Centre

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