Household waste and recycling

Changes to household bin collections

From Monday 3 October, brown bin collections are suspended until further notice for all households. We will collect blue and green/grey bins from every household. Food and other waste that could make a bad smell can be put in your green/grey bin.

From Monday 3 October until Friday 7 October, we will collect up to 2 clear plastic bags of recycling side waste. Please flatten your side waste as much as possible. You can collect plastic bags at Thurrock libraries from Wednesday 28 September, while supplies last.

Please share this information with friends and neighbours in Thurrock. We apologise for any inconvenience, caused by a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers affecting numbers of staff available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Bin collection days

Your 3 coloured household wheeled bins are for different kinds of waste. Your blue and green/grey bins are collected weekly.

Bin Collection
Blue bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Recyclable waste only – no food or garden waste.
Green/grey bin Collected once a week on your usual day
Non-recyclable – no garden waste.
Brown bin Collected every 2 weeks on your usual day
Garden and food waste only – no bags of any kind.

Brown bin collections every 2 weeks

For brown bin collections, your street will either be a 'Week 1' street or a 'Week 2' street. Check the collection day for your street and whether it's 'Week 1' or 'Week 2', using the street names links below.

Street names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

The table below shows the weeks when your brown bin will be collected, depending on whether you're in a 'Week 1' or 'Week 2' street.

Brown bins – Week 1 and Week 2 dates

Brown bin collections are suspended until further notice – food and other waste that could make a bad smell can be put in your green/grey bin.

Things to remember

It's important you remember:

  • to leave your bins out by 5am on the day of collection
  • to leave your bins at the front edge of your property, or at your agreed collection point
  • to use the right bin for the different types of waste and recycling
  • contaminated bins will not be emptied – check what goes in your bins
  • collections may not be at the same time every week
  • only waste in bins with the lid shut will be collected
  • no side waste will be collected unless we have given notice – for example, sometimes when there are changes for public holidays