Waste collections

We need your continued support during this difficult time as some of our compostable collection services have been affected due to reduced staffing levels.

Please prioritise your green bins for food waste.

We are working hard to maintain a normal bin collection service in accordance with our usual schedule and from the compliments we receive for our waste crews, we know that residents really appreciate their efforts.

To ensure that we continue to keep our refuse and recycling collections going, it will sometimes be the case that we are not able to collect green waste bins as planned. Once the collection round has taken place in your road we will not be able to return for one off collections.

Please continue to put your bins out in the normal way,  placed at the boundary of your property by 7am on your collection day. If we don’t pick up your green waste bin as expected, please bear with us, as we have had to prioritise refuse and recycling collections.

We would encourage residents to only put essential food waste into the green bins rather than garden waste, this will greatly help us maintain our normal bin collection services for as long as possible.

This might be the perfect opportunity to try your hand at home composting your garden waste as much as possible. Ideas on how to home compost and details of special offers on buying a home composter can be found on the Love Essex website,

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding, at what is a very challenging time for us all.

Change to bin collections days in new development properties in Hall Road - more information here

Please avoid putting out additional waste for collection. If every household puts out more waste than usual, the collection vehicles will fill up quicker. This could result in some households not having their waste collected, as well as placing additional strain on collection crews. The advice is to store your additional recycling within your home.

For all information relating to bin collections please visit

How do I manage my bins if I’m told to self-isolate? use this link for more information

The Bulky Waste service has been re-instated for new bookings

The council will be reinstating a Bulky Waste collections service for new bookings. There may be a longer wait than usual because of high demand for this service and we will increase capacity as soon as we can to reduce waiting times.

Find out more, or enquire about making a booking