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Books

Check out the website  www.readitswapit.co.uk  You can swap used books for those you haven't read!

 

Cans

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Cardboard

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

To find out your collection day please enter your postcode in the My Property facility featured on our homepage or why not sign up to receive SMS text reminders of your recycling collections days or notifications of changes to your refuse/recycling days.

 

Computer & IT Equipment

Before disposing of a computer, take all steps to protect personal data by wiping clean hard drives or rendering them unusable.

Reuse: Unwanted computers, printers and fax machines in working order can be sold secondhand, advertised on Freecycle or donated to charity Computer Aid. You can find locations of sites that reuse electrical goods in Essex on Reuse Essex.

Recycle: Computers from a household that cannot be reused can be recycled at any Essex County Council's Recycling Centres for Household Waste in the electrical items container along with computer monitors, which contain cathode ray tubes and need special care when being disposed of.

 

Food

Please see our Food Waste page.

 

Garden Waste

Please see our Garden Waste page.

 

Glass

Please see our Glass page.

 

Household Batteries

Household Batteries, including hearing aid and other small removable batteries, can be recycled at any of Essex County Council's Recycling Centres for Household Waste. Where there is not a dedicated recycling bin, please speak to the attendant for assistance.

 

Inkjet Cartridges

British Institute for Brain Injured Children collect ink cartridges which helps to fund their work with brain damaged children.   Telephone 01278 684060  to check that your cartridge can be recycled and to request a special return envelope.  Postage is free.

They can also be recycled at Essex County Council recycling centres. Broken or damaged cartridges will not be accepted. Please speak to site staff who will advise how to recycle them. Printer cartridges should be in the original packaging or wrapped in cardboard or paper to prevent damage.

 

Mobile Phones

There are many organisations that collect mobile phones for recycling:

Please let the Council know if you are aware of any other charitable organisations that collect mobile phones or ink cartridges, as we'd be only to glad to promote their schemes.

 

Nappies

The average child will require over 5000 disposable nappies - from birth to potty training. If you choose cloth nappies, your child will use just 25-30 nappies, saving around £500. This will also make a significant contribution in helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. 

Cloth nappies do not cause any more nappy rash than disposables and do not require soaking. Simply put them through the washing machine or use a nappy laundry service.

Further information on cloth nappies can be found at:

Essex County Council's Cloth Nappy Campaign - Telephone 01245 437318

The Real Nappy Campaign - Telephone 0845 850 0606

 

Paper

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Plastic

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Spectacles

Vision Aid Overseas recycles spectacles and sends them to the developing world, where they are dispensed by volunteer optical professionals from here in the UK and Ireland.

Unwanted glasses can be taken to Boots Opticians who send them on to communities in developing countries via Sightsavers Project.

 

Textiles and clothing

We work in partnership with Essex Textiles to recycle clean and reusable textiles such as clothes and shoes, which can be placed out along side your glass collection, in the blue bags provided by Essex Textiles. For more information please see our Textiles Recycling page.

 

Essex County Council A-Z Guide on Waste - Find guidance on how to recycle various items.

 

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Breadcrumb, my location

How do I recycle ........?

Books

Check out the website  www.readitswapit.co.uk  You can swap used books for those you haven't read!

 

Cans

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Cardboard

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

To find out your collection day please enter your postcode in the My Property facility featured on our homepage or why not sign up to receive SMS text reminders of your recycling collections days or notifications of changes to your refuse/recycling days.

 

Computer & IT Equipment

Before disposing of a computer, take all steps to protect personal data by wiping clean hard drives or rendering them unusable.

Reuse: Unwanted computers, printers and fax machines in working order can be sold secondhand, advertised on Freecycle or donated to charity Computer Aid. You can find locations of sites that reuse electrical goods in Essex on Reuse Essex.

Recycle: Computers from a household that cannot be reused can be recycled at any Essex County Council's Recycling Centres for Household Waste in the electrical items container along with computer monitors, which contain cathode ray tubes and need special care when being disposed of.

 

Food

Please see our Food Waste page.

 

Garden Waste

Please see our Garden Waste page.

 

Glass

Please see our Glass page.

 

Household Batteries

Household Batteries, including hearing aid and other small removable batteries, can be recycled at any of Essex County Council's Recycling Centres for Household Waste. Where there is not a dedicated recycling bin, please speak to the attendant for assistance.

 

Inkjet Cartridges

British Institute for Brain Injured Children collect ink cartridges which helps to fund their work with brain damaged children.   Telephone 01278 684060  to check that your cartridge can be recycled and to request a special return envelope.  Postage is free.

They can also be recycled at Essex County Council recycling centres. Broken or damaged cartridges will not be accepted. Please speak to site staff who will advise how to recycle them. Printer cartridges should be in the original packaging or wrapped in cardboard or paper to prevent damage.

 

Mobile Phones

There are many organisations that collect mobile phones for recycling:

Please let the Council know if you are aware of any other charitable organisations that collect mobile phones or ink cartridges, as we'd be only to glad to promote their schemes.

 

Nappies

The average child will require over 5000 disposable nappies - from birth to potty training. If you choose cloth nappies, your child will use just 25-30 nappies, saving around £500. This will also make a significant contribution in helping to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. 

Cloth nappies do not cause any more nappy rash than disposables and do not require soaking. Simply put them through the washing machine or use a nappy laundry service.

Further information on cloth nappies can be found at:

Essex County Council's Cloth Nappy Campaign - Telephone 01245 437318

The Real Nappy Campaign - Telephone 0845 850 0606

 

Paper

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Plastic

Please see our Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans page.

 

Spectacles

Vision Aid Overseas recycles spectacles and sends them to the developing world, where they are dispensed by volunteer optical professionals from here in the UK and Ireland.

Unwanted glasses can be taken to Boots Opticians who send them on to communities in developing countries via Sightsavers Project.

 

Textiles and clothing

We work in partnership with Essex Textiles to recycle clean and reusable textiles such as clothes and shoes, which can be placed out along side your glass collection, in the blue bags provided by Essex Textiles. For more information please see our Textiles Recycling page.

 

Essex County Council A-Z Guide on Waste - Find guidance on how to recycle various items.

 

Online Services