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Paper, Cardboard, Plastic and Cans
Dry recycling collections are weekly
During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic residents can collect a roll of orange sacks from outside the Town Hall, subject to availability. Alternatively, your local store may hold a supply for collection whilst obtaining essential food items, subject to whether they are open in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note all libraries are currently closed.
You can recycle over 50% of your waste by using the orange sack for paper, cardboard, cans and plastics.
Glass collections and garden waste collections in either the biodegradable sacks or rented wheelie bin scheme are also fortnightly. Black Sacks and food waste are collected weekly.
Residents can collect a roll of orange sacks FREE of charge from:
- Brentwood, Shenfield & Ingatestone Libraries
- Co-Op, 1 Fingrith Hall Lane, Blackmore
- Wisebuys (Nisa) 48-50 Blackmore Road, Kelvedon Hatch
- Londis, 35 Brook Street, Brentwood
- Council Reception, 1-2 Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
- The Emporium, 5 Warley Hill, Brentwood
- Wilkinson's, Baytree Centre, High Street, Brentwood
- Brentwood Mini Market, 7 High Street
- Budgens, 74 Church Lane, Doddinghurst
- Doddinghurst News, 78 Church Lane, Doddinghurst
- Costcutter, 156 Brentwood Road, Herongate
- Chelmsford Star Co-op, 62-64 Woodland Avenue, Hutton
- AM General Food Stores, 3 Rayleigh Parade, Hutton
- Hutton Shopper, 208 Rayleigh Road, Hutton
- Lords Newsagents, Rayleigh Parade, Rayleigh Road, Hutton
- Costcutter, 52 Hanging Hill Lane, Hutton
- RG Newsagents, Springfield Avenue, Hutton
- Budgens, 46-54 High Street, Ingatestone
- Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council, Suite 1, 4 The Limes, Ingatestone
- Patrick Green, 49 High Street, Ingatestone
- Brentwood Superstore, Unit 1, Crescent Road, Warley
- Warley Food and Wine, 182 Warley Hill, Warley
- Jackson (Londis), 187 Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon
- HJ Looker, 247 Ongar Road, Brentwood
- Pilgrims Hatch Post Office, 422 Ongar Road
If you have recently moved into Brentwood and require recycling receptacles and a collection calendar please go to the Moving In/Out page and complete our online form.
PLEASE NOTE - Information for flats and multi occupancy dwellings - this scheme does not include households where communal storage arrangements are in place.
Q: Can I mix the materials for recycling in the same bag?
Q: How many sacks can I put out for collection?
A: As many as you like. Please be mindful of manual handling issues and spread the weight.
Q: Where do I put my bag?
A: On the kerbside by 7:30am on the collection day. Make sure your sacks are in clear view and are not contained in a receptacle, such as a wheeled bin or dustbin.
Q: How do I know my collection date?
A: To find out when your collection day is please use the My Property facility featured on our home page. Orange sacks are collected every week on the same days as your refuse. Glass and garden waste collections are collected every two weeks.
Q: Is there any reason my orange bag will not be collected?
A: Yes, if it contains non-recyclables. A yellow sticker will be attached to the bag notifying its rejection.
Q: Can I take my orange bags to the Essex County Council Civic Amenity Sites at Coxtie Green and Mountnessing?
A: No. Unfortunately this option is no longer available.
Q: Can I take my orange bag to the Brentwood Borough Council recycling sites?
A: Yes, if you prefer. But please remember to leave your recyclables in the orange sack. Do not place items loose in the bins or place carrier bags full with recyclables in the bins as this will cause us problems at the transfer station (where the material is first delivered prior to being transported to a material recycling facility).
Q: What can I put in the bag?
Paper - catalogues, magazines, phone directories, envelopes, newspapers, shredded paper, greetings cards, office paper, white & coloured paper, junk mail, paper bags and Yellow Pages.
Cardboard - cardboard (free of tape), cardboard tubes, cardboard packing and egg boxes.
Steel & Aluminium - aerosols(empty, aluminium food trays, steel cans, aluminium cans and food grade aluminium foils.
Plastic - plastic bottles, plastic rigid containers ( e.g. pots, tubs & trays), waxed composite food and drink containers.
Q: What can't I put in the bag?
- No glass (please use the red box provided)
- No bubble wrap, polystyrene or cling film
- No textiles
- No food waste - food packages Must be clean
Q: Does it really get sorted and where does it end up?
A: Yes it does get sorted. The orange sacks are delivered to a Material Recycling Facility in Crayford. The materials in the bags are then subjected to a mixture of manual and automated sorting prior to onward delivery to the reprocessors.
It is important to note that general household or garden waste found in orange sacks will not be collected.
The annual percentage recycling rates for household waste that is reused, recycled and composted are available to view and download from the Council's information database, DataShare. Please follow the link provided below and select the category Recycling and the dataset Household Waste - Recycling.