We provide clear sacks for you to recycle plastics, such as carrier bags, milk bottles and yoghurt pots.
You can check what you can put in your clear sack for plastics by looking at our list or by viewing our recycling your plastics page.
If you can't find the item you want to dispose of in this list, you can search by item instead.
We collect the clear sacks for plastics every two weeks. You can check your collection dates by entering your postcode or address.
Between September and October, we deliver a roll of clear sacks to every household. The roll contains enough sacks for you to use one a week, and should last for 12 months.
You can't order a sack for plastics, but you can view our guidance to using your plastic sacks effectively. This includes advice such as not putting out half-full sacks or using sacks for other purposes.
What happens to your plastics
You can find out more about what happens to your recycling.
Taking plastics to the recycling centre
While we collect your recycling and waste materials from the kerbside, recycling centres are operated by Essex County Council.
ECC have different processes and end destinations for the materials they receive. Their recycling centres can only accept plastic bottles, and they send all other plastics to landfill. Therefore, we recommend that you put out your plastics for recycling at the kerbside.