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
Crisp packetsBlack non-recyclables bin  
Crockery  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Cutlery  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Dairy products (such as cheese)Green food caddy  
Directories and Yellow PagesPaper sack  
Dish washers Available on requestAccepted at your local Recycling Centre
Drinks carton (Tetra-pak)Clear bag for plastics  
Duvets  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Duvets and pillows  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
E-cigarettesGreen recycling box  

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