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
Christmas trees (real)Brown garden waste bin Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Cling filmClear bag for plastics  
Clinical waste Available on request 
ClocksBlack non-recyclables bin  
ClothingGreen recycling box  
Coffee filter paperBlack non-recyclables bin  
Coffee groundsGreen food caddy  
Computers and IT (small)Green recycling box  
Concrete  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Concrete blocks  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre

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