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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.

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Boost the food waste

We're on a mission to increase the amount of food being recycled.

Do you recycle what's left of your food? We are working with other councils in Essex to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill. Recycling our food creates energy, fertiliser and it can help save money for other vital council services.

If you have a wheeled general rubbish bin, from early September you may notice a new sticker on it  Teams will also be delivering you a roll of caddy liners and putting an information leaflet through the letterbox. Please keep an eye out!

Find out why you should recycle your food waste on the Love Essex website.


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?