Your waste and recycling is collected by Tendring District Council. Your nearest recycling centres are:


Your red box is for recycling paper and card and is collected fortnightly. Put these in:

  • Telephone directories
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Mixed paper including junk mail
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • File and plain paper
  • Cardboard (cereal boxes and egg cartons, etc.)

Green recycling box

Your green box is for plastic, tins and cans. This box is collected fortnightly. Put these in:

  • Plastic milk and drink bottles (please remove lids)
  • Household cleaning bottles (please remove lids)
  • Drinks cans and food tins
  • Personal hygiene/bathroom bottles (shampoo, etc.)

Leave these out:

  • Plastic bags
  • Bottle lids
  • Margarine tubs
  • Plastic food packaging

Food waste

Food waste is put in your small kitchen caddy. When this is full please transfer into your larger outside food waste bin. Your food waste is collected every week. Put these in:

  • Raw and cooked fruit, vegetables, meat and fish including bones
  • Rice, pasta, beans and cereals
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Dairy products including eggs and their shells

Leave these out:

  • Food packaging and plastic bags
  • Drinks such as tea or juice
  • Oil or liquid fat

Garden waste

Tendring District Council collects garden waste for a small fee.

Bulky waste

Tendring District Council does not offer a collection service for bulky waste.

Non-recyclable items

Please put any non-recyclable items into black sacks for collection every week.