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Rochford

Your kerbside general rubbish and recycling is collected by Rochford 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.

Rochford recycling collection 

Items accepted in your fortnightly recycling bin 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 

Please ensure items are clean and dry before recycling. Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your recycling bin.

Items accepted in your weekly food and garden waste bin include: 

  • Cooked and uncooked food waste 
  • Fruit and vegetables including peelings 
  • Newspaper if used to line your food caddy 
  • Grass cuttings 
  • Shrubs, plants (including house flowers), weeds and leaves 
  • Small branches 

Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your food and garden waste bin.  

Items accepted in your blue textile recycling sack include:

  • Textiles, clothing, shoes and handbags.   

Place next to your recycling bin on your recycling collection day. Please ensure items are clean and dry before recycling. Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your textile recycling sack. 

Rochford general rubbish collection 

Items accepted in your fortnightly general rubbish bin include: 

  • Items which cannot be placed in your recycling containers 
  • Nappies and incontinence waste 
  • Polystyrene 
  • Food pouches 
  • Crisp packets 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Plastic film, such as cling film 
  • Medicine blister pack 
  • Pet bedding and litter 

Find out more about items that are and are not accepted in your general rubbish bin.  

Rochford 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 Rochford and book a collection.

Rochford 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 Rochford District Council for a clinical waste collection.

Find your nearest recycling centre in Rochford 

Recycling centres are for your own household waste only. Your nearest Essex County Council recycling centre in Rochford is Rayleigh Recycling Centre. Please check recycling centre opening times and site restrictions before visiting.  

Find out more about general rubbish and recycling in Rochford  

Check your general rubbish or recycling collection day

Find out how to get a replacement container  

Report a missed collection 

Book a special (bulky waste) collection   

Request a clinical waste collection

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