Chelmsford City Council

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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
Engine oilLocal recycling centre
Fire extinguishersSee information from Recycle for Essex
FireworksSee information from Recycle for Essex
Fish (raw and cooked, with shells and bones)Food waste bin
Flower pots (plastic)Clear sack for plastics
Fluorescent tube lightsLocal recycling centre
FoilGreen recycling box
Food oils and fatsLocal recycling centre
Food tinsGreen recycling box
Food wasteFood waste bin


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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