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
Carrier bagsClear bag for plastics  
CartonsClear bag for plastics  
Cassettes and cases  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Catalogues (with cover removed if plastic/cardboard)Paper sack  
CD/DVD cases  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
CD/MP3 playersGreen recycling box  
CDs and cases  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Cereal packetsCardboard sack  
ChargersGreen recycling box  
Chemical waste   

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