Local Recycling Points & Household 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
- DVDs, CDs and computer games
- Tetra paks, cartons and coffee cups
To find your nearest recycling bank:
To see a full list of local recycling points and find out what materials they accept, take a look at our handy table.
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, Harwich, Holland, Manningtree, Walton and West Clacton libraries.
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
- Take a reusable coffee cup
- Avoid excessive food packaging
- Use refill station for detergents https://app.zerowastehome.com/
- Say no to disposable cutlery
- Get your milk delivered www.findmeamilkman.net/
- Avoid microbeads
- Buy only what you need
- Carry a shopping bag
Donate your unwanted household items to TREE.
Items collected free if they can be reused.
Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise (T.R.E.E.) is a charity that provides volunteer and work placement opportunities for people in the local community. Including those with learning difficulties, the long term unemployed and young people not in education, employment or training.
Tel: 01255 807 383
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Garden Waste Service https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/gardenwaste
Try composting at home https://www.loveessex.org/news-and-ideas/try-composting-at-home/