Report a missed bin

You can report your missed bin up to three working days after your collection date.

If you report a missed bin within this timeframe, we will collect it within two working days.

If you report it after three working days, we can take up to seven working days to collect it. We do not guarantee that we will pick it up.

Report a missed bin

To report a missed bin you will need to tell us:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • what bin we haven’t collected

Before you report a missed bin

Before you report a missed bin you should:

  • check our service update information for any disruptions to our collection service
  • check your collection calendar to make sure your bin was out for collection on the right day
  • make sure that your bins and sacks were out at your collection point by 7:00am on your collection day, but no earlier than the evening before
  • make sure your bins and sacks were out at the correct collection point. The collection point for bins and clear sacks is normally the front boundary of your property.
  • check that if we didn’t empty your green bin or food bin, there wasn’t anything contaminating the bin. Look at your collection calender or our bin collection pages if you are unsure
  • check that if we didn’t collect your clear sacks, they didn’t contain any items that we cannot collect for recycling. Look at your collection calender or our bin collection pages if you are unsure

If there were poor weather conditions or cars blocking access to your road, leave your bins and clear sacks out. Our collection crew will return as soon as they are able to access your road.

After you report a missed bin

Once you have reported a missed bin, our Customer Service team will speak to our collection crews. We aim to collect missed bins within two working days of you reporting it.

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Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525