Service updates

Bin collection service updates

Recycling and bin collections change over the May bank holiday periods. Please check your revised dates below. 

Please make sure your items are out for collection by 7am on your collection day.

Spring Bank Holiday

Normal day

 Revised day

Monday 31 May 2021 (Bank holiday)         

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Thursday 3 June 2021

Thursday 3 June 2021

Friday 4 June 2021

Friday 4 June 2021

Saturday 5 June 2021

Collection dates return to normal on Monday 7 June 2021.

You can check your next collection date online. You can also find this information on your collection calendar.


You should continue to disinfect bin handles and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time you put your bin out and bring it back in.

Remember, you should not put PPE such as face covering and gloves, in your recycling sacks. You should put these in your general rubbish collection, your grey bin or black sack.

You should read the government advice if you are self-isolating, either as a precaution or because you have Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thank you for your continued messages of support and kindness you have shared with our staff and collection crews.

How to dispose of waste if you are self-isolating or have Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are self-isolating, either as a precaution or because you have Coronavirus (COVID-19), you should:

  • double bag all personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely in plastic bags or bin liners
  • store these bags separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before placing in your general rubbish collection
  • treat your regular household recycling and waste as normal. You cannot place tissues in your recycling

You can visit the Love Essex website for updates on the Coronavirus impact on waste services in Essex. 

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Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525