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Where your recycling goes

We take pride in our environment and have proved to be a well-performing District . We strive to become more sustainable and less reliant on landfill.

Thanks to the dedication of residents, the District has achieved a recycling rate of 58.17% as at March 2021.

Kerbside collections

Paper and card: Paper and card that you recycle in your pink sack goes to Essex Reclamation in Witham. The paper and card go to Europe or the Far East for recycling into writing paper, tissue and new packaging.

Cans: The tins and cans that you recycle also go to Essex Reclamation. The steel tins go to a company called EMR in the UK and the aluminium goes to Novelis, also in the UK for onward recycling.

Glass: Glass from your blue box goes to a Suez depot in the UK and it's sent for onward recycling into new glass bottles & jars.

Plastic: The plastics that you recycle in your pink sack also goes to Essex Reclamation. They then go to reprocessors in the UK to be recycled into new plastic bottles or recycled plastic items.

We are unable to recycle plastic film and this should go in your grey wheeled bin.

Food waste: Food waste goes to a local facility and it is converted into energy known as Biogas.

Garden waste: Garden waste goes to a local site in Tolleshunt Major, operated by B G Appleton Contracts.

Bring banks

Bottle & Can banks: Bottle bank glass goes to Berrymans depot in Dagenham

Textile banks: Textile banks are emptied by Essex Textiles 

Paper banks: Paper banks are emptied by Green Recycling, a local business.