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Your waste and recycling is collected by Rochford District Council. Your nearest recycling centre is Rayleigh.


The grey recyclables bin is grey, and flats have communal recycling bins with locked lids. Your recyclables bin is collected fortnightly.

Put these in:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Tins and cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and food containers
  •  Food and drink cartons

Leave these out:

  • Black sacks
  • Plastic carrier bags
  • Bin liners


Rochford District Council collects textiles every fortnight

Compostable items

Your compostables bin is green with a yellow lid and is for garden and food waste only. This bin is collected weekly.

Put these in:

  • Raw and cooked fruit, vegetables, meat and fish including bones
  • Leftover food
  • Teabags, tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Bread
  • Dairy products
  • Garden cuttings
  • Grass
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Branches (less than 30cm diameter)

Leave these out:

  • Soil or compost
  • Dead animals
  • Pet food
  • Animal bedding
  • Treated wood
  • Animal or human faeces

Bulky waste

Rochford District Council will collect bulky waste for a fee.  All furniture by the council is taken to landfill, so please consider whether items can be reused before you book a collection.

Bulky items include:

  • Armchairs
  • Baths
  • Beds
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • Gas bottles
  • Radiators
  • Carpets and underlay
  • Electrical items (anything with a plug)

Leave these out:

  • Boilers
  • Concrete, soil and turf
  • Fencing
  • Garage doors
  • Musical instruments
  • Windows

Non-recyclable items

Your non-recyclables bin is grey with a purple lid and is for items that can not be recycled or composted. This bin is collected fortnightly.

Put these in:

  • Cling film, bubble wrap and plastic packaging
  • Black sacks
  • Chocolate, crisp and biscuit wrappers
  • Polystyrene
  • Disposable nappies
  • Incontinence pads and sanitary wear
  • Cat litter and animal faeces
  • Pet food
  • Animal bedding
  • Vacuum dust
  • Used tissues
  • Corks
  • Pots, pans and cutlery
  • Soiled textiles
  • Bandages and dressings

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