Your kerbside general rubbish and recycling is collected by Maldon District Council. Find out what is accepted in your general rubbish and recycling, as well as how to book a special collection or apply for a clinical waste collection.
Maldon recycling collection
Items accepted in your fortnightly pink recycling sack include:
- Plastic bottles with lids left on. Including plastic cleaning, detergent and shampoo bottles
- Plastic pots, tubs and trays such as yoghurt pots and ice cream tubs
- Paper and cardboard
- Metal items such as tins, cans and aerosols
- Drinks cartons
Please ensure items are clean and dry before recycling. Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your pink recycling sack.
Items accepted in your fortnightly glass recycling box include:
- Glass bottles
- Glass jars with lids left on
Please ensure items are clean and dry before recycling. Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your glass recycling box.
Items accepted in your weekly food waste caddy include:
- Cooked and uncooked food waste
- Fruit and vegetables including peelings
- Newspaper if used to line your food caddy
Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your food waste caddy.
Items accepted in your garden waste bin include:
- Grass cuttings
- Shrubs, plants (including house flowers), weeds and leaves
- Small branches
Please note, garden waste is a chargeable service. Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your garden waste bin.
Maldon general rubbish collection
Items accepted in your fortnightly grey general rubbish bin include:
- Items which cannot be placed in your recycling containers
- Nappies and incontinence waste
- Food pouches
- Crisp packets
- Bubble wrap
- Plastic film, such as cling film
- Medicine blister pack
Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your grey general rubbish bin.
Maldon special (bulky waste) collection
It may be possible for you to arrange a special or bulky waste collection for large items or electrical items from your household. Please note there may be a charge for this service.
Find out more about special collections in Maldon and book a collection.
Maldon clinical waste collection
Clinical waste includes human or animal tissue, blood or bodily fluids, excretions, drugs or other pharmaceutical products, swabs or dressings and syringes, needles or other sharp instruments, that may put human health at risk.
Clinical waste is not accepted in your kerbside collection or at any Essex County Council recycling centre. Clinical waste produced by a healthcare worker during a visit to your home should be removed by them. For clinical waste that is generated at home by self-treatment, contact Maldon District Council for a clinical waste collection.
Find your nearest recycling centre in Maldon
Recycling centres are for your own household waste only. Your nearest Essex County Council recycling centre in Maldon is Maldon Recycling Centre and Burnham-on-Crouch Recycling Centre. Please check recycling centre opening times and site restrictions before visiting.