TRUP - The Re-Use Partnership - is a leading re-use organisation in Thurrock that aims to reduce landfill by providing low-cost goods. It collects and redistributes a wide range of re-useable items in Thurrock and the surrounding area and provides training and volunteering opportunities for a wide range of people.
Find out more about TRUP: The Re-Use Partnership (TRUP)
Freegle is a national grassroots organisation of people who are giving and receiving free unwanted items in their immediate communities. When you want to find a new home for something - whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door - you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of the local Freegle group.
Find out more about Freegle: Freegle in Thurrock
Charity shops work because they can sell items that you no longer need but could still have a second life. Donations ahould be clean and functional. By donating to a charity shop you can help a good cause AND the environment - re-use is even better than recycling.
Find a charity shop in Thurrock: Yell.com - Charity Shops in Thurrock
Find out more about charity shops: Association of Charity Shops
In addition to the blue bins provided to every household in the borough for dry recyclables, there are also different types of recycling banks at fixed locations all around Thurrock.
Find out more about recycling banks: Thurrock's Recycling Banks
Your green or grey bin is for household collections of non-recyclable waste. Green/grey bins are collected weekly on the same day as your blue bin (recyclable) and brown bin (kitchen and garden) collections. No side waste or excess bags/sacks will be collected with your green/grey bin.
Find out more about green/grey bins: Household Collections - Non-recyclable Waste