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Your waste and recycling is collected by Basildon District Council. Your nearest recycling centre is Pitsea.

Recycling waste

In Basildon your recycling is collected weekly in your orange box and pink sacks.

Put these in your pink sack:

  • most plastics, including cling film, plastic bottles, food containers and packaging
  • paper and cardboard
  • metal packaging
  • textiles, clothing, shoes and handbags.

Leave out:

  • polystyrene
  • medicine blister packs
  • prepared (microwave) meal trays
  • meat trays, if meat is cooked in them
  • aluminium-coated plastic pouches and packaging, such as cat food pouches and crisp bags
  • glass
  • plastic toys
  • food waste
  • garden waste
  • wallpaper.

Put these in your orange box:

  • clean glass bottles
  • clean glass jars

Leave out:

  • window panes
  • wine glasses
  • ovenproof cookware, such as Pyrex and glass plates

Food and garden waste

Food and garden waste go in your large green bin, collected weekly. Households have also been given a small kitchen caddy for food waste to empty into your green bin.

Put these in your green bin:

  • cooked and uncooked food waste
  • peelings and leftover fruit
  • newspaper if used as a liner for your kitchen caddy
  • grass cuttings
  • shrubs
  • plants
  • branches
  • weeds
  • leaves
  • cut flowers
  • house plants.

Leave out:

  • bin and caddy liners not approved by Basildon Council
  • cardboard
  • flower pots
  • soil, mud and hardcore
  • treated wood
  • pet waste.

Bulky waste

Basildon Council will collect large things for £10, outside your home on the same day as your recycling. To book, call 01268 533333.

Book in for collection anything:

  • that will not fit into a standard-sized black rubbish sack
  • that cannot be lifted by one person
  • electrical.

They do not accept:

  • bathroom suites
  • building waste
  • fitted kitchens
  • central heating systems
  • paint
  • internal and external doors.

Non-recyclable household waste

All non-recyclable household waste can be put in your weekly black sack collection.

Leave out:

  • commercial waste
  • liquids, such as oils and paints
  • bulky household items
  • hazardous materials
  • granular or powder pesticides.

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