Recycling centres and tips We're responsible for recycling centres and tips. Find out how to get rid of your rubbish, reduce your waste and recycle more. Find your nearest recycling centre. Waste and recycling collections Your local council collects your rubbish, recycling and bulky waste. Find out what's collected when, and how to arrange a bulky waste collection, on their website: Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Uttlesford Have your say on the future of waste management in Essex The draft Waste Strategy for Essex sets out the vision, targets and priorities of the Essex Waste Partnership (EWP). The strategy covers how we will manage waste from homes and businesses in the county for the next 30 years. You can complete our consultation on the draft strategy now. The consultation is open until Wednesday 22 November 2023.