Recycling Centres and Recycling Points

Recycling Point & Recycling Centres

Local Recycling Points

Throughout the Tendring District we have over 80 local recycling points where you can recycling your glass bottles and much more!

You can recycle a range of materials at these sites, including:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Textiles, clothes and shoes
  • Tetra paks, cartons and coffee cups

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To see a full list of local recycling points and find out what materials they accept, take a look at our handy table.

mixed glass recycling
mixed textiles recycling
carton recycling

Recycling small Electrical or electronic items

You can now recycle small electrical items in the recycling bins located in all the libraries in the Tendring District.

These include Brightlingsea, Clacton, Frinton, Harwich, Manningtree, Walton and West Clacton libraries.

small appliance recycling
mobile phone recycling
small appliance recycling
battery recycling

Items too large for the recycling banks and lightbulbs can be taken to any Recycling Centre of Household Waste in Essex.

Find your local Essex County Council Household Recycling Centres

There are a number of Essex County Council run Recycling Centres in Essex. To find your local Recycling Centre, or to check opening times and site restrictions, please visit the Love Essex website for more information.

Please only visit if essential, and where there is no alternative available. The safest way to get rid of your waste and recycling is using your kerbside collection. New site restrictions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and site staff. Please expect long queues and delays.

Find opening times and site restrictions for Clacton Recycling Centre

Find opening times and site restrictions for Dovercourt Recycling Centre

Find opening times and site restrictions for Kirby-Le-Soken Recycling Centre

Find opening times and site restrictions for Lawford Recycling Centre

Reduce & Reuse

Some useful tips on how to reduce or reuse your rubbish

  • Reduce your plastic waste
  • Carry a reusable water bottle
  • Say no to plastic straws
plastic straws
plastic cutlery

plastic bags

Watch this video about plastic waste


The Tendring Furniture Scheme

43 Stephenson Rd


CO15 4XA

Tel: 01255 476068

The charity has the general aim of improving the quality of life and standard of living within its catchment area and of reducing social exclusion.

The charity's core function is the collection of donated furniture items and their redistribution to people in need.

An important, additional benefit of the scheme is the diversion of a significant amount of material from landfill which contributes to an enhanced environment for all residents.

Through these activities the charity is able to offer a considerable public benefit.


go to the freegle website

Don't throw it away, give it away!

All completely free. Freegle: it's like online dating for stuff.

Got stuff you don't need? We'll find someone to come and take it.

Looking for something? We'll pair you with someone giving it away.

Real Nappies

reusable nappies

Save money

Cloth nappies could save you up to £1000 per child! The cost of cloth nappies varies depending on the type of nappies you prefer and whether you purchase cloth nappies new or pre-loved. All the cloth nappies you need could cost you as little as £80!

To help towards this cost, parents in Essex can claim back £30 from Essex County Council, per child in nappies. You will need to keep hold of your receipts and provide either a photo of your maternity exemption or child’s birth certificate, Essex County Council will then process your refund – it’s that easy!

Better for the environment

Each child will use an average of 5,000 disposable nappies… or 24 cloth nappies! Disposable nappies cannot be recycled and can take hundreds of years to break down. Even when you consider laundering, cloth nappies can be up to 40% better for the environment than disposables. You can reduce your water and electricity usage by not soaking or pre-washing nappies and by washing in a full load at 40 or 60 degrees.

Easy to use

Modern cloth nappies do not require complicated folding and fiddly safety pins. There are many varieties to choose from, many are shaped and fasten with poppers, grips or use Velcro. Modern washing machines can make quick work of cleaning them.

Get in touch

Please email if you have any questions regarding the £30 cloth nappy incentive. If you have any questions about using cloth nappies, then find out who you can contact for support with cloth nappies.

Also see:

Garden Waste Service

Try composting at home



Town Hall
Station Road
CO15 1SE

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