Recycling and waste

Rubbish and recycling

How to deal with waste if you are self-isolating or have Coronavirus

We have put together a guide telling you what you need to do to get rid of waste if you are self-isolating or you have Coronavirus.


Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

Bins - waste and recycling collections
: Waste collections are continuing as normal at this time but may be a little later than normal in collecting your bins. We do have contingency plans in place and will communicate those if/when those plans kick-in.

Bins - garden waste collections: We have suspended our garden waste service from Thursday 26 March as a result of severe staff shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Bins - missed bins: We are unable to return for any missed bins. You can place any side waste out in bags next to your bin ready for your next scheduled collection. Additional waste placed next to your Green recycling bin must be in clear bags, carrier bags, white bags or cardboard boxes only, as we will not accept black sacks.

Bulky household waste: We will no longer be offering a bulky household waste collection service. This is to minimise non-essential contact and to free up resources to ensure waste (black bin) and recycling (green and brown bin) collections can run as normal.

Replacement bins: We will no longer be able to deliver replacement or additional bins. We will still be delivering bins to new build properties.

Garden waste weekend skip service: We have suspended the garden waste weekend skip service until further notice.

Waste and recycling sites (the dump): All waste  and recycling sites across Essex will be closed until further notice.


Find your bin collection day, order a bulky waste collection or sign up for our garden waste collection scheme. you can also find out where your nearest dump is and subscribe to our e-newsletter for bin collection updates.  

Find your waste collection day

Report a missed bin

► Non-recyclable items in the recycling bin

Need a new bin?

Book a bulky waste collection

Garden waste service  

The dump - public recycling sites

Subscribe for bin collection updates

Can I recycle it?

Voluntary litter picking - find out more about our litter picking kits

Go straight to our other related services

► Icon for pdf Recycling and waste calendar 2020 [29.02KB]

► Recycling in schools


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► Environment

Additional information

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