Waste and recycling sites

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


Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

15 recycling centres, including the one at Thaxted Road in Saffron Walden, opened on Monday 18 May for waste or recycling which cannot be stored at home without causing a health or safety risk. The Saffron Walden site will be open from 9am to 5pm every day.

A visit to a recycling centre is only essential where there is no alternative available. The safest way to get rid of your waste and recycling by is using your kerbside collection.

New site restrictions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and site staff.

Recycling Centre for household waste

The Recycling Centre for Household Waste is run by Essex County Council and can be found on Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2UP.

Recycling site - find out when the site is open and what you can take.


Local recycling sites

In addition, there are a number of places across Uttlesford where you can take recyclable textiles and glass.

Town or villageWherePostcodeTextilesShoesMixed recycling including glass
Aythorpe RodingAxe & Compasses PHCM6 1PPNoNoYes
BirchangerBirchwood/Wood LaneCM23 5QJNoNoYes
ClaveringCricketersCB11 4QTNoNoYes
DunmowWhite Street Car ParkCM6 1AZYesYesNo
DunmowTescoCM6 1SFYesYesYes
FarnhamVillage HallCM23 1HTNoNoYes
Great ChesterfordVillage Hall Car ParkCB10 1NSYesYesNo
High EasterVillage HallCM1 4QRNoNoYes
High RodingThe Black Lion PHCM6 1NTYesYesYes
Little HallingburyThe GeorgeCM22 7PPNoNoYes
Little WaldenThe Crown PHCB10 1XANoNoYes
NewportRailway Station Car ParkCB11 3PLYesYesNo
RicklingCricketers ArmsCB11 3YGNoNoNo
Saffron WaldenCouncil OfficesCB11 4ERNoNoYes
Saffron WaldenTescoCB10 2JPYesYesYes
Saffron WaldenLord Butler Leisure CentreCB11 3EGYesYesNo
StebbingThe White Hart PHCM6 3SQNoNoYes
Wendens AmboThe Bell PHCB11 4JYNoNoYes
Wendens AmboThe Fighting CocksCB11 4JNNoNoYes
White RodingSports & Social ClubCM6 1RSNoNoYes
WiddingtonVillage HallCB11 3SGNoNoYes
WimbishSpar ShopCB10 2YANoNoYes

Using your bin

Uttlesford District council collects a wide variety of recyclable materials as part of the household collection service. For more information about what to put in your bins, go to the Three Bins Guide.


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