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.
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.
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.
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.