Service updates

Bin collection service updates

Recycling and bin collections change over the August bank holiday period. You can check your revised dates. 

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

August Bank Holiday

Normal day

 Revised day

Monday 30 August 2021 (Bank holiday)         

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Thursday 2 September 2021

Thursday 2 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021

Collection dates return to normal on Monday 6 September 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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