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Waste and recycling

WarningFrom Monday 13 March 2023, residents visiting Essex County Council (ECC) recycling centres will need to book in advance. A booking system will be trialled for all vehicles visiting ECC recycling centres to help manage waiting times, reduce congestion, and improve the customer experience. For more information and to book, visit Love Essex.
  • Collection service for old, unusable items of furniture and other items.

  • Find out which day your recycling, food waste and refuse will be collected.

  • Collection service for household waste that cannot be recycled.

  • Find out if an item will be collected by our kerbside service or can be taken to one of Essex County Council's Recycling Centres.

  • Collection service for old, unusable items of furniture and other items.

  • Information about our business waste collection service.

  • Report a missed household waste or recycling collection.

  • Find out which day your recycling, food waste and refuse will be collected.

  • Collection service for household waste that cannot be recycled.

  • Waste and recycling must only be placed out for collection on the designated collection day and left on the kerbside.

  • Find out your recycling day, what can and can't go in your recycling receptacles, and how to reduce your waste.

  • Get an SMS text reminder for your recycling days or changes in collection rounds.