News from our recycling centres, waste management and ideas to help reduce your waste.
Keeping Essex clean and tidy costs the tax payer over £17 million a year. Throwing anything out of your vehicle, from fast food packaging to cigarette butts, will land you with a £150 fine. There is no excuse for littering.
Before throwing out food, there are steps we can all take to reduce the amount of food we waste in Essex.
Love Essex are working with Kitche to help residents reduce their food waste and save money.
If you want to visit Rayleigh recycling centre, from 6 June 2022, you will need to book a slot in advance. Please remember, recycling centres only accept household waste.
Find out how to book your visit to a recycling centre in a van.
How to get started with home composting in Essex, with discounted compost bins and free online training.
Find out how you can hire items from the Essex Library of Things. From tools, home appliances and gardening equipment, to games and musical instruments. There's something for everyone.
Find out about reusable period products and take our pledge!
Find out how to give and receive pre-loved items for free in your local community.
Find out more about how you can borrow litter-picking equipment and help us keep Essex clean and tidy.
Love Essex are looking for enthusiastic people to help Essex residents waste less and recycle more.
Across Essex, there are a number of zero-waste, eco or refill shops selling items which help reduce your waste, or offering refills saving on plastic packaging. We’ve pulled together a list of the local shops operating in Essex.
Switching to cloth nappies could save you hundreds of pounds. If you live in Essex, you can claim your £30 refund on any new or pre-loved nappies or laundering fees.
Find out how you can reduce your plastic waste in Essex by making some easy switches. Together we can make a difference.
Find ways to donate your items in Essex. Many local places accept secondhand furniture and white goods. Get rid of your stuff today.
Find ideas on how to reduce your household waste in Essex, store recycling so it takes up less space and how to put your garden waste to better use.
Give broken electricals a new lease of life or find them a new home.
Find out how to compost at home during the summer season.
Project BLUEPRINT is an Interreg-funded European project led by Essex County Council. It will help local authorities move to a circular economy.
Find out how to improve your recycling with these quick and easy tips.
Find out how to reduce the amount of clothing and textiles thrown away in Essex, by learning to repair, mend and recycle your clothes with Love Your Clothes.
There are two types of recycling centres in Essex, either large or small. Find out which sites are large or small, accepted items and site restrictions.
Find out how to ensure your rubbish is not fly-tipped in Essex. It's a crime not to care what happens to your waste.
Have you got a project to reduce waste in Essex that you want to make a reality? Find out how you could receive up to £500 from the Love Essex Fund to support your idea.
Don't let junk mail be the bane of your letterbox. Follow these steps to reduce it.