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
Glass jarsGreen recycling box  
Glass window panes  Accepted at your local Recycling Centre
Grass cuttingsBrown garden waste bin  
Greenhouses Available on request 
Hair clippersGreen recycling box  
Hair dryersGreen recycling box  
Hair straighteners/curlersGreen recycling box  
Hard plastics (toilet seats etc) Available on requestAccepted at your local Recycling Centre
Hedge cuttingsBrown garden waste bin  
Household cleaner bottlesClear bag for plastics  

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