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Recycling centres & recycling banks

Recycling centres & recycling banks

Recycling centres & recycling banks

Your local recycling banks

Your local recycling banks are provided by Braintree District Council for recycling glass bottles and jars. Please leave tops on bottles and jars as they will be recycled, together with glass, in the same facility. Please note that kitchenware, pyrex and glasses cannot be recycled.

Some sites also have banks for textiles and shoes, paper, plastic bottles, cans.


New! Food and drink cartons recycling banks

New food and drink cartons recycling bins have been located at some of our bring bank sites.

You can now take your empty cartons (such as those made by Terta Pak)  to one of the Local Recycling Centres where the new bins have been installed.

There’s 13 locations to choose from, including supermarket sites and some of our council owned car parks.

Visit our dedicated page to see where the locations are. 

Please wash, squash and put the lids back on cartons before recycling and only put paper-based liquid food and drinks cartons in the recycling bins. 


Your nearest recycling bank can be found on the Recycle More website by entering your postcode into the search box below:

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

The main Household Waste and Recycling Centres in the Braintree District are at Springwood Drive, Braintree CM7 2YN and Perry Road, Witham CM8 3YZ. These belong to and are managed by Essex County Council. To find what is accepted at these centres visit the Love Essex website.

To check where to dispose of specific materials please consult the Essex Recyling and Waste Directory