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.

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
Carrier bagsClear sack for plastics
CartonsClear sack for plastics
Cling filmClear sack for plastics
Drinks cartonsClear 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
Medicine bottles (plastic)Clear 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

Each September, 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.

We only deliver the sacks once a year, and you can't order more. However if you do need more sacks, you can collect rolls from:

You can also use other bags for your plastics, as long as they are clear so we can see what they contain. You need to put these bags out on your normal plastics collection day.

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