Chelmsford City Council

Clear sack for plastics

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.

ItemBin, box or sack
Black plastic food trays (rinsed and free from food residue)Clear sack for plastics
Carrier bagsClear sack for plastics
Cartons (such as for milk, fruit juice and other drinks)Clear sack for plastics
Cling filmClear sack for plastics
Coffee pods (empty)Clear sack for plastics
Flower pots (plastic)Clear sack for plastics
Fruit and vegetable punnets (plastic)Clear sack for plastics
Household cleaner bottlesClear sack for plastics
Ice cream tubsClear sack for plastics
Margarine tubsClear sack for plastics


We collect the clear sacks for plastics every two weeks. You can check your collection dates by entering your postcode or address.

Replacement bags

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 visit find out how to order a new bin, box or sack.

What happens to your plastics

You can find out more about what happens to your recycling.


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