Recycling and waste

Rubbish and recycling



Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

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.

Bins - waste and recycling collections: Waste collections are continuing as normal at this time.

Bins - garden waste collections: Our garden waste service is running again.

Bins - missed bins: We are unable to return for any missed bins. You can place any recycling out in bags next to your green recycling binready for your next scheduled collection. Please put the additional recycling next to your green bin  - it must be in clear bags, carrier bags, white bags or cardboard boxes only, as we can not accept black sacks. We will not collect any additional non-recycling left out with your black waste bin. 

Bulky waste collections starting again: We can collect bulky household waste but you may have to wait a little longer than usual if you need an electrical item collected. This is because we can only collect a limited number of electrical items each week.

Replacement bins: We are now delivering all new, replacement and extra bins.

Garden waste weekend skip service: The garden waste weekend skip service has started again.

Waste and recycling sites (the dump): 15 recycling centres, including the one at Thaxted Road in Saffron Walden, are now open for waste or recycling which cannot be stored at home without causing a health or safety risk. The Saffron Walden site is open from 9am to 5pm every day.

A visit to a recycling centre is only essential where there is no alternative available. The safest way to get rid of your waste and recycling by is using your kerbside collection.

New site restrictions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and site staff.


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

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