News

Waste drop-off sites trial Saturday opening

23 April 2021

Tomorrow (Saturday 24 April) 3 drive-through waste drop-off sites will be open from 9am until midday for residents to dispose of bagged household waste.

There are usually 5 drop-off points open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. As a pilot, this weekend 3 of the sites will be open on Saturday morning as well:

Waste cannot be collected or left at the site after midday so it is important that residents make sure they take any bagged waste they want to drop off to these sites before they close.

There have been no changes to waste collection days or prioritisation of rounds as Thurrock Council works hard to minimise disruption to daily household bin collections. While the council continues to focus on collecting general household waste, including food waste, it is asking residents to:

  • put their grey bin or green bin out for collection on your normal day and leave it out until collected – we will aim to collect any missed bins the following day
  • put food waste and smaller items of garden waste in with general waste
  • compress recycling as much as possible

The council has brought in additional vehicles, which may not have the usual Thurrock branding on them, to help ensure as many green and grey bins can be emptied during daily collections.