Tendring

Your waste and recycling is collected by Tendring District Council. Your nearest recycling centres are in Clacton, DovercourtKirby le Soken and Lawford.

If you live in a flat, you may have collections from communal bins.

How to recycle your waste

In the Tendring district your recycling is collected every fortnight in your green recycling box for plastic bottles and metal, and in your red recycling box for paper and card.

Plastic bottles and metals

Place the following items in your green recycling box:

  • Metal, including: clean food and drink cans, empty aerosols.
  • Plastic bottles, including: empty drinks bottles, household cleaning bottles and bathroom bottles such as shampoo bottles.

Paper and card

Place the following items in your red recycling box:

  • Paper, including: newspapers, magazines, catalogues, junk mail, envelopes and greeting cards (without glitter)
  • Cardboard, including: boxes, food packaging such as cereal boxes and clean pizza boxes, and toilet roll tubes.

Leave the following items out of your recycling boxes:

  • Toys, video tapes, CD cases, coat hangers, plant pots, film, polystyrene, cling film, bubble wrap, carrier bags, packaging, food trays, pots, tubs, punnets and biscuit wrappers.
  • Metallised plastic, including: crisps packets, wrapping paper and cat or dog food puches
  • Paint tines, metal utensils, cooking pots and pans, gas containers and foil.
  • Glass items.
  • Hygiene products, including: nappies.
  • Tissues, napkins and wallpaper.
  • General rubbish.

Glass

Place the following items in your nearest glass recycling bank:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Non-food bottles, including: perfume bottles and face cream jars.

Leave the following items out:

  • Cookware and tableware glass, including: pyrex jugs, glass dishes, ceramics and cups.
  • Glass window panes, mirrors, vases and decorations.
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes.

How to recycle your food waste

Place food waste in your food waste caddy.  This is collected weekly.

Place the following items in your food waste caddy:

  • Raw and cooked food, including: meat, fish, bones, fruit and vegetables, rice, pasta, beans, bread, cakes and pastries.
  • Dairy, including: eggs, egg shells, butter, cheese, milk and yoghurt.
  • Uneaten food from plates and dishes.
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds.
  • Out of date food.

Leave the following items out:

  • Packaging
  • Oil and liquid fat
  • Pet food

How to recycle your garden waste

Tendring District Council offers a garden waste collection service.

Place the following items in your brown garden waste wheeled bin:

  • Garden prunings, weeds, plants, leaves, flowers, hedge trimmings and grass cuttings.
  • Tree branches (less than 15cm in diameter and 1 metre in length).

Leave the following items out:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • Animal waste
  • Food waste
  • Soil

How to recycle your textiles

In Tendring district you can recycle textiles in textile recycling banks.

Place the following items in a bag and place in a textile recycling bank:

  • Clean clothes, including: clothing with holes, socks, underwear, coats, curtains, bed sheets, duvet covers, towels and blankets.
  • Paired shoes and boots.

Leave the following items out:

  • Unclean clothing, including: wet clothing, clothing with oil, grease or paint on.
  • Stuffed textiles, including: duvets and pillows.
  • Wellington boots.
  • Carpet.

How to throw away your non-recyclable waste

In the Tendring district your non-recyclable waste is collected in your black plastic bags every week.

Place the following items in your black plastic bags:

  • Hygiene products, including: nappies.
  • Old style light bulbs wrapped in newspaper.
  • Toys, video tapes, CD cases, coat hangers, plant pots, polystyrene, cling film, bubble wrap, carrier bags, packaging, food trays, pots, tubs, punnets and biscuit wrappers.
  • Metallised plastic, including: crisp packets, foil wrapping paper and cat or dog food pouches.
  • Tissue, napkins and wallpaper.
  • Animal food and waste.
  • Cotton wool and cotton buds.

Leave the following items out:

  • Food waste.
  • Garden waste.
  • Recyclable items.
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Textiles, including: clothing, shoes, boots, blankets, curtains etc.
  • Clinical and hazardous waste, including infectious materials and needles.
  • Electrical items and batteries.
  • Hardcore or soil.

How to arrange a bulky waste collection

Visit Tendring District Council's web page to arrange a bulky waste collection.

How to throw away other items

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