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News and ideas

News from our recycling centres, waste management and ideas to help reduce your waste.

Ideas to help reduce your plastic

Wednesday 1 January 2020
Residents holding reusable water bottles and coffee cups for the Love Essex Plastics Campaign.
Find out how you can reduce your plastic waste in Essex by making some easy switches. Together we can make a difference.

Do you love a bargain?

Thursday 19 December 2019
Image of blue tufted chair in a dark blue room. Tag attached to chair saying donate today.
Do you need to furnish your home or are looking for some retail therapy? Why not try purchasing preloved items. It is easier than ever to find a great preloved bargain.

Order your discounted compost bin

Friday 13 December 2019
Photo of a home compost bin
Find out how you can get started with home composting today!

Can you afford to throw £150 away?

Monday 9 September 2019
Red and white background with a yellow fiat in the background. Take away litter and cigarette butts
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.

Too good to throw away?

Tuesday 19 March 2019
Washing pile of folded winter jumpers
Do you have furniture or electrical items you no longer want? There’s often no need to throw items away, give or donate your stuff to other people in your community.

Make the most of old electricals

Wednesday 2 January 2019
Man fixing a coffee machine with a screwdriver
Give broken electricals a new lease of life or find them a new home.
To celebrate our nappy libraries in Essex we are giving away a Little Lamb cloth nappy hamper worth £99. To be in with a chance of WINNING this nappy hamper, simply enter the survey and tell us your views on cloth nappies and libraries.

Your rubbish, your responsibility

Monday 8 October 2018
Fly tip on country lane including a sofa
Find out why it's a #CrimeNotToCare about how your waste is disposed in Essex.
Compost bin in summer
Find out how to compost at home during the summer season.

Love your clothes

Monday 8 January 2018
Woman holding a bundle of clothes
Unused clothing doesn't always need to be thrown away. See how a bit of love and care can give your clothes a new lease of life after you've finished wearing them.
Find out how to protect yourself and ensure your waste does not get fly tipped.

How to run a give and take event

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Two people crossing hands to form a heart shape together
Find out how to run your own give and take to help people in your community!
Woman points to food waste in display
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to advocate for waste reduction by helping residents waste less and recycle more.

You just need a little spare time and plenty of enthusiasm!
Smiling baby surrounded by piles of clean laundry
Purchase any cloth nappies and claim your £30 refund.

Help us avoid an explosive summer

Wednesday 27 July 2016
Camper using gas cannister
Stay safe this summer by carefully disposing of your small camping gas canisters.

How to stop junk mail

Tuesday 26 January 2016
Junk mail sticking through a mailbox
Junk mail isn't just a waste of paper, it's really annoying. Here's how to stop it.