News

Frequency of garden waste collections increases

15 May 2020
Thurrock Council is pleased to announce that it is re-introducing a fortnightly garden waste service for all avid gardeners in the borough.
The council's reintroduced garden waste collections will increase in frequency from monthly to a 2-weekly schedule, ensuring that every home in the borough has garden waste collected fortnightly. This will help residents who are enjoying their gardens and gardening at this time of year and especially when even more time is being spent at home.

Council rolls out four-weekly garden waste collections

15 April 2020
Following a 2-week suspension, Thurrock council is re-introducing regular brown bin collections.
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment said: "I am pleased to announce that we are able to introduce a limited return to garden waste collections.
"Our current resources have allowed us to bring this service back following a brief two-week suspension. We ask residents to try to minimise garden waste at this time and compact what they have to dispose of as much as possible to ensure it will fit in the bin.

Stay green in 2019

4 January 2019
Thurrock Council is urging residents to make a New Year's resolution to stay green and recycle more during the upcoming year.
Recycling doesn't have to be a chore, reducing your carbon footprint can be easily achieved by recycling everyday household items, such as tins, aluminium cans and glass bottles by putting them in your blue bin. And don’t forget about various plastics found in your home, especially the bathroom!

Extra help recycling this Christmas

17 December 2018
It'll be easy to stay green over the festive period with extra recycling bags and special small electrical waste collections points available throughout the borough.
Clear blue bags for extra recycling can be collected from Thurrock libraries and community hubs between 17 December and 4 January. Excess recycling will be taken if it is tied up in clear blue bags put out next to bins between 24 December and 12 January on scheduled collection days.

Bin tags to help residents recycle

7 December 2018
In response to resident feedback, Thurrock Council has introduced special bin tags to let people know why waste crews have been unable to empty their recycling bin.
The bright orange 'Ooops...' tags will be used to help residents understand when something that cannot be recycled has been put in their blue bin and give them the information they need to identify items and remove them.

Name the Freighter winners

20 August 2018
Thurrock’s waste is now being collected by The Binions, Shred Sheeran, Binney Jones and Lord of the Bins among others following a hugely successful competition which saw the borough’s primary school pupils suggest names for the new fleet.
Youngsters from local primary schools took part in a competition to come up with new and original names for the 28 new freighters which have been recently added to Thurrock Council's fleet.