News from our recycling centres, waste management and ideas to help reduce your waste.
Find out how you can reduce your plastic waste in Essex by making some easy switches. Together we can make a difference.
Find out how to correctly dispose of your waste if you have Coronavirus and if there are any other changes impacting your usual collection.
Find out how you can get started with home composting today!
Find out how to compost at home during the winter season
Find out how to compost at home during autumn.
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.
Project BLUEPRINT is an Interreg-funded European project led by Essex County Council. It will help local authorities move to a circular economy.
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 to improve your recycling with these quick and easy tips.
Before throwing out food, there are steps we can all take to reduce the amount of food we waste in Essex.
Find ways to donate your items in Essex. Many local places accept secondhand furniture and white goods. Get rid of your stuff today.
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.
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.
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.
WasteBusters are enthusiastic volunteers who help Essex residents reduce their waste. You just need a little spare time and plenty of enthusiasm!
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.
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.
Don't let junk mail be the bane of your letterbox. Follow these steps to reduce it.