Chelmsford City Council

White sack for cardboard

We provide white sacks for you to recycle cardboard and lower-grade paper, such as egg boxes, cereal boxes and toilet roll tubes.

You can check what you can put in your white sack for cardboard 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.

The household recycling centres are run by Essex County Council.

ItemBin, box or sack
Brown envelopes (with or without windows)White sack for cardboard
Brown paperWhite sack for cardboard
CardboardWhite sack for cardboard
Cardboard boxes (folded)White sack for cardboard
Cardboard egg boxesWhite sack for cardboard
Cardboard food packagingWhite sack for cardboard
Cereal boxesWhite sack for cardboard
Kitchen roll tubesWhite sack for cardboard
Toilet roll tubesWhite sack for cardboard


We collect the white sacks for cardboard every two weeks. You can check your collection dates by entering your postcode or address.

Replacement sacks

You can order a new white sack for cardboard online if yours is missing or damaged.

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

What happens to your cardboard

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


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Last updated: 23 November 2020

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