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
Large stones  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
LeftoversGreen food caddy  
Light bulbsBlack non-recyclables bin Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
MagazinesPaper sack  
Mats (small)  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Mattresses Available on requestAccepted at your local Recycling Centre
Meat - raw and cooked (with fat and bones)Green food caddy  
Medicine bottles (glass)Green recycling box  

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