Littering and litter bins

Litter bins

We empty street litter bins around the borough on a 10 working-day schedule.

You can use street litter bins to dispose of dog waste if the waste has been tied in a plastic bag.

Report a damaged litter bin

You can report a damaged litter bin to us.

Simply login to our My Account services, then select 'Environmental reporting', 'Add a report' and choose 'Litter bin damaged' from the category list. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

Recycling on the move

Don't forget that you can recycle whilst on the move. We have installed dual recycling and litter bins in a number of different locations in the borough.

In the blue side of the bin the following items can be deposited for recycling:

  • drink cans
  • glass bottles
  • plastic bottles
  • clean paper, newspapers and magazines

The black side is for other waste such as:

  • crisp packets
  • wrappers
  • cigarettes
  • chewing gum
  • sandwich packets
  • dog waste in tied plastic bags

Please use these bins to recycle whenever you see them.

Use your smartphone to report waste and environment problems

Download the Thurrock 'Report it' app to report using your smartphone:

You can also login using My Account to report problems online.