To find out how to dispose of a particular item, you can:
view a list of all items
search by category to view a list of the items you can put in each bin, box or sack
enter the item into the keywords search
We offer special collections for large items, clinical waste and incontinence waste. We also offer a free assisted collection service if you have difficulty moving your bins, boxes and sacks.
You can find more information and request a special collection.
Local recycling centre
You can find your local recycling centre.
Essex County Council manage the recycling centres. We will not be able to help if you contact us with a query about your local centre.
Each recycling centre has different opening times, restrictions and items that they do not accept. Before you go to your recycling centre, you need to check this information.
Information from Recycle for Essex
Essex County Council's Recycle for Essex gives advice about how to dispose of different items.
You can look at their information if your item is something we don't collect, and is something your local recycling centre will not accept.
Disposing of asbestos
We do not collect asbestos, and you can't take it to your local recycling centre.
You can request an asbestos collection from Essex County Council.