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Cost of living support

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

Garden waste and composting

Find out ways to recycle your garden waste at home, take it to your local recycling centre or you can join our garden waste bin service.

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Sign up for our garden waste collection service

New subscribers

You can sign up for the garden waste collection service now. This will cover you for all collections from 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2024.

Existing subscribers

If you are an existing subscriber, your current subscription will cover you for all collections up to the end of May 2023. We'll be writing to you soon to ask if you want to renew for another year.


Compost bins

Composting is great for the environment and is now even easier at home with discounted home composting bins available from Essex County Council

Garden waste weekend skip service

The garden waste weekend skip service starts again from Saturday 18 February

Reduce food waste with Kitche

Use this free food waste saving app from Love Essex to prevent food going in the bin at home