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Cost of living support

Advice and support to help manage the rising cost of living.

Household waste

Bin collections for domestic properties and where to find your nearest household waste and recycling centre.

Christmas and New Year bin collections

⚠ Please be aware that we will not be collecting any bins during the week following Christmas.

For Christmas week (20 to 23 December) we will be collecting your green-lidded recycling bin and brown food waste caddy.  All collections will take place on your normal day.

We will not be collecting any bins in the week following Christmas (27 to 30 December).

Your collections will then return to normal from Tuesday 3 January 2023 when we will be collecting your grey-lidded waste bin and brown food waste caddy.

We're now calling your waste bin the 'grey-lidded bin' rather than the 'black bin' as this best describes the colour of the plastic lid.

Its just a name change and no new bins are being issued. Please continue to use your current bin, we'll be collecting all your bins as usual.

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How to put your rubbish out for collection

What you need to do on bin collection day, help with collections and advice if you live in a flat

Waste and recycling sites

Details about Saffron Walden household waste recycling site and where to find local glass and textile recycling banks

Bin collection dates

Find out your collection days for household waste

Missed bin collection

We are unable to return for any missed bins

Can I recycle it?

Recycling can be confusing and to help you find which bin items can go in we have a helpful guide

What happens to your waste and recycling

Where does all your waste and recycling go once we've collected it?