Collections from flats

We are currently behind with our normal schedule for recycling collections from flats. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Garden waste collections

Due to operational issues, we have had to cancel garden waste collection for some areas of Galleywood, Great Baddow, Runwell and Wickford on Wednesday 28 September 2022. We have rescheduled the collections for Thursday 29 September 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience.

You can view a list of affected roads.

We provide green recycling boxes for you to recycle items such as glass and cans, as well as small electrical equipment and clothes and paired shoes.

You can check what you can put in your green recycling box 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.


We collect the green recycling boxes every two weeks. You can check your collection dates by entering your postcode or address.

You should rinse out dirty cans and glass, to remove food residue.

If you are recycling clothes or shoes, you need to put them in a separate plastic bag and leave them outside your green recycling box. We will only accept clean clothing that can be worn again, and shoes that are in a pair. We suggest reusing rags before placing them in the black bin (where possible). You can donate old towels and bedding to local rehoming centres and wildlife rescues.

We can collect small electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that are no bigger than your green recycling box. You need to out the item in a separate plastic bag beside green recycling box on your collection day. You should leave any cables or plugs attached.

You can recycle batteries by taking them to any shop that also sells them.

Replacement box

You can order a new green recycling box online if yours is missing or damaged.

Our green boxes do not come with a lid, as they have holes in the bottom to let out rainwater. If your box originally had one, we will not replace it. 

What happens to items in your green box

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

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Last updated: 26 September 2022