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
Household timber (with nails/screws)  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Ice cream and margarine tubsClear bag for plastics  
Incontinence waste Available on request 
IronsGreen recycling box  
Junk mailPaper sack  
KettlesGreen recycling box  
Kitchen utensilsBlack non-recyclables bin Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
LaptopsGreen recycling box  
Large DVD playerGreen recycling box  
Large musical equipment Available on requestAccepted at your local Recycling Centre

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