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
BooksPaper sack  
Bracken (small, garden)Brown garden waste bin  
Bread, cake and baked productsGreen food caddy  
Bricks  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Brita water filter  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
BrochuresPaper sack  
Broken glass  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Brown envelopesCardboard sack  
Brown envelopes (windowed)Cardboard sack  
Brown paperCardboard sack  

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