Household Waste (Refuse) Collection
All bagged household waste must only be placed out for collection on the designated collection day and left on the kerbside at the front of the property or we will assume you do not need a collection. Please use black sacks only; as the use of any other colour may result in your waste not being collected as it may be assumed it contains recyclables or garden waste.
All domestic household properties in the Brentwood area receive a weekly refuse pick up. To find your Refuse Collection Day please use the My Property facility featured on our home page.
Your household waste needs to be placed out for collection on the specified day.
Refuse must be available from 7.30am (collection times may vary) DO NOT place refuse sacks on the kerb side prior to your collection day due to animals scavenging the black sacks and causing litter issues.
Residents who are unable to comply, can apply for an assisted service. Information on the criteria for claiming and how to apply is available on the Assisted Household Refuse Collections web page.
Wheeled Bins: Residents that choose to present their general waste in a wheeled bin must use standard size refuse sacks and not for example carrier bags or wheeled bin liners.
Wheeled bins will not as a rule be mechanically tipped, however, it may be necessary for the bin to be tipped on occasions due to unforeseen circumstances. If this is necessary Brentwood Borough Council shall not be liable for any loss or damage as a result of tipping your wheeled bin.
Dry co-mingled recyclables or mixed glass presented in wheeled bins will not be collected.
‘Permission to tip' stickers previously issued by Brentwood Borough Council are no longer valid.
Please Note: Food Waste must be presented in the external caddy provided, Glass must be presented in the red box provided, other dry recyclables must be presented in the orange sack provided and garden material must be presented in the compostable sacks provided or in the Council's leased garden waste container.
Large household items can be collected for a charge - £22.00 minimum charge for two items, £11.00 per item thereafter. To arrange for a bulky household collection online, please go to the The Bulky Household Waste Collection page.
For further information, please call 01277 312500 or if items can be reused then please contact the Lighthouse Furniture Project for information 01277 222050.
For information about recycling Christmas trees, please see the How to do I recycle...? page.
- Report a Missed Collection
- Make an enquiry regarding Household Waste
- Bulky Household Waste Collection
- Collection Day
- Report a Dead Animal on the Highway
- Report a Fly tip