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From 29 October, we changed our recycling and waste collection routes. This means your collection days may have changed. You can read more about the changes.

To find out how to dispose of a particular item, you can:

  • browse a list of all items

  • enter the item into the keywords search

ItemBin, box or sack
Cardboard boxes (folded)White sack for cardboard
Cardboard egg boxesWhite sack for cardboard
Cardboard food packagingWhite sack for cardboard
CarpetSpecial collection or local recycling centre
Carrier bagsClear sack for plastics
Cartons (such as for milk, fruit juice and other drinks)Clear sack for plastics
Cassette tape playersGreen recycling box
Cassettes and casesLocal recycling centre
Catalogues (with cover removed if they're plastic or cardboard)White sack for paper
CD and MP3 playersGreen recycling box


Special collections

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 Love Essex

Essex County Council's Love 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.

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