News and ideas

News from our recycling centres, waste management and ideas to help reduce your waste.

crime not to care

Monday 18 September 2017
Fly tip on country lane including a sofa
Find out why it's a #CrimeNotToCare about how your waste is disposed in Essex.
Freegle green heart logo
Freegle is an online platform which matches people who have an item to give away with people who need that item. By using Freegle you will be helping people within your local community and saving items from going to waste.

Try composting at home

Tuesday 29 August 2017
Woman dropping tree clippings into compost bin
Compost garden waste with cheap home compost bins, water butts and more.
Smiling baby surrounded by piles of clean laundry
Purchase any cloth nappies and claim your £30 refund.
Lots of different items of furniture shaped into a heart
How to reduce your waste when having a clear out with hints and tips from giving things away to making money by selling items.
Man stopping white van at recycling centre
Find out how to get the best out of your recycling centre in Essex

How to run a give and take event

Wednesday 1 March 2017
Two people crossing hands to form a heart shape together
Find out how to run your own give and take to help people in your community!
Landscape of a luscious green garden.
Find out about June's story of gardening and composting.
January saw four significant prosecutions for fly-tipping in Essex, with many more in the pipeline.
Many items of unwanted furniture such as mirrors, lamps cushions, side boards and side tables
With online free item giveaway websites like Freegle and Freecycle, you can get furniture, bikes, unwanted presents and toys collected within hours.

Love your clothes

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Woman holding a bundle of clothes
Unused clothing doesn't always need to be thrown away. See how a bit of love and care can give your clothes a new lease of life after you've finished wearing them.
Van entering recycling centre
From 31 October 2016, recycling centres in Essex will change how DIY waste is accepted and there will be new rules around vehicles.
Woman points to food waste in display
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to advocate for waste reduction by advising Essex residents about food waste, reuse and home composting.

You just need a little spare time and plenty of enthusiasm!
Man fixing a coffee machine with a screwdriver
Give broken electricals a new lease of life or find them a new home.

Would you fly-tip your waste?

Tuesday 13 September 2016
Sofa dumped on roadside rubbish heap
Fly tipping isn't just ugly, it costs end up with all of us.

Help us avoid an explosive summer

Wednesday 27 July 2016
Camper using gas cannister
Stay safe this summer by carefully disposing of your small camping gas canisters.

How to stop junk mail

Tuesday 26 January 2016
Junk mail sticking through a mailbox
Junk mail isn't just a waste of paper, it's really annoying. Here's how to stop it.