Wheeled bin collection days

Changes for public holidays

In 2018/19 there will be waste collections on Christmas Eve. There are no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day.

Christmas and New Year is a very busy period for waste and recycling collections so please make sure parked cars in your street don't stop our vehicles getting through.

Christmas and New Year collections 2018/19

Usual day Collection changes
  • Monday 24 December usual collection
  • Monday 31 December moves to Wednesday 2 January
  • Monday 7 January moves to Tuesday 8 January
  • Tuesday 25 December moves to Thursday 27 December
  • Tuesday 1 January moves to Thursday 3 January
  • Tuesday 8 January moves to Wednesday 9 January
  • Wednesday 26 December moves to Friday 28 December
  • Wednesday 2 January moves to Friday 4 January
  • Wednesday 9 January moves to Thursday 10 January
  • Thursday 27 December moves to Saturday 29 December
  • Thursday 3 January moves to Saturday 5 January
  • Thursday 10 January moves to Friday 11 January
  • Friday 28 December moves to Monday 31 December
  • Friday 4 January moves to Monday 7 January
  • Friday 11 January moves to Saturday 12 January

Wheeled bin collection days are back to normal from Monday 14 January 2019.

Side waste

Please recycle as much as you can. Extra recycling will be taken if it’s tied-up in our free recycling bags – these clear blue bags can be collected from Thurrock libraries and Thurrock community hubs between 17 December and 4 January, or until stocks run out.

To check what you can recycle, go to A to Z of waste and recyclable items and what goes in your bins.

Other side waste should be tied-up in black bin bags. All side waste in black bin bags will be treated as non-recyclable.

All side waste should be put out next to your bins – it will be collected between 24 December and 12 January on your scheduled collection day.

Christmas waste in your 3 bins

It's important to put the right type of waste in each of your bins.

You can put your real Christmas tree in your brown bin, you just need to make sure it's in pieces and the lid is shut down.

Other Christmas tips from our A to Z of waste and recyclable items:

Item Which bin? Even better Alternatives
Christmas cards Blue    
Christmas trees (artificial) Green/Grey Charity shop Linford HWRC
Christmas trees (real, cut-up) Brown   Linford HWRC
Christmas wrapping (metallic) Green/Grey    
Christmas wrapping (paper) Blue    
Plate scrapings Brown    
Silver foil, washed Blue    

Small electrical items

You can dispose of small electrical items for free by taking them to our collection van at the following locations in early January.

Only small items can be taken – you can make a booking with our bulky waste service for the collection of large household electrical items.

Date Time Place
Tuesday 8 January 10am to midday Blackshots Leisure Centre, Blackshots Lane, Grays
Tuesday 8 January 1pm to 3pm Stifford Clays Social Club, Harty Close, Grays
Wednesday 9 January 10am to midday Civic Square, Tilbury
Wednesday 9 January 1pm to 3pm Village Hall, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury
Thursday 10 January 10am to midday Corringham Library, St Johns Way, Corringham
Thursday 10 January 1pm to 3pm Car Park, Kings Street, Stanford-le-Hope
Friday 11 January 10am to midday Adult Community College, Richmond Road, Grays
Friday 11 January 1pm to 3pm Recreation Ground, School Lane, Orsett/td>
Monday 14 January 10am to midday Belhus Library, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon
Monday 14 January 1pm to 3pm Aveley Library, Purfleet Road, Aveley

Bulky waste

You can book online if you would like to arrange for us to collect your bulky waste.

Check the opening times of the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre ('the tip') before you take your own items there. Remember to bring proof of address, such as a council tax bill or utility bill, as you'll be asked to prove you're a Thurrock resident – the site is then free to use.

Normal collection days

Normal household waste and recycling collection days:

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