New residents to Southend-on-Sea

Welcome to Southend-on-Sea and your recycling and waste services.

If you have moved into a purpose built block of flats then please see our recycling in flats page.

In Southend we provide a weekly collection using:

There is also a range of optional, buy into services available to residents:

  • garden waste from either wheeled bins or compostable sacks
  • bulky items can be collected from you for a small charge

Collection days and recycling sack deliveries

Find out your collection days and recycling sack delivery dates.

What if I run out between deliveries?

If you run out of pink sacks before the next delivery is due, or have lost your reusable hanger to request compostable liners, these are available from:

For residents in flats with communal food waste collections please email Veolia to request additional liners, providing your name and address details

How do the recycling and waste collections work?

Order of collection

Black sacks and blue food waste bins are collected in one lorry where they are stored separately.

Pink sacks and the paper and card are collected in a different lorry. These lorries have split backs to different sorts of waste separate and prevent contamination.

These vehicles may start collections in different locations and, as such, your recycling and waste may be collected at different times.

Find out what happens to your recycling and waste once it has been collected.

Watch our video How to Present Your Recycling and Waste on YouTube.

Where else can I recycle?

Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips)

We have two Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) in Southend-on-Sea, one in Stock Road (Southend) and the other in Leigh Marshes (Leigh-on-Sea) where a range of materials can be recycled.

Who can use our Recycling and Waste Centres and what proof of identity do you need to bring.

Contact recycling and waste

Telephone: 01702 215006

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