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
Eggs - including shellsGreen food caddy  
Electronic and Electrical Equipment (large) Available on requestAccepted at your local Recycling Centre
Electronic and Electrical Equipment (small)Green recycling box  
EnvelopesCardboard sack  
Fire extinguishers   
Fish - raw and cooked (with shells and bones)Green food caddy  
Florescent light tubes  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Flower pots/plant trays (plastic)Clear bag for plastics  
FoilGreen recycling box  

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