Household Waste (Refuse) Collection
SMS Text Reminders
Household waste collection
All bagged household waste must only be placed out for collection on the designated collection day and left on the kerbside at the front of the property or we will assume you do not need a collection.
Residents who are unable to comply, can apply for an assisted service. The criteria for claiming is as follows: Housebound and/or Elderly or infirm which prevents you from placing your refuse and recyclables on the kerbside and there is no other able bodied person living at home with you. Please telephone 01277 312500.
All domestic household properties in the Brentwood area receive a weekly refuse pick up. To find your Refuse Collection Day please use the refuse, food waste and recycling collection day finder
Where to place your refuse for collection
Your household waste needs to be placed out for collection on the specified day.
Refuse must be available from 7.30am (collection times may vary) DO NOT place refuse sacks on the kerb side prior to your collection day due to animals scavenging the black sacks and causing litter issues.
Refuse must be left on the kerbside at the front of your property or we will assume you do not need a collection.
Wheelie bins: If you use a wheelie bin for your household waste only please use a standard sized refuse sack to contain your waste (do not use carrier bags or wheelie bin liners). Refuse collectors do not move or tip bins, but lift out bagged waste.
Please Note: Food Waste must be presented in the external caddy provided, Glass must be presented in the red box provided, other dry recyclables must be presented in the orange sack provided and garden material must be presented in the compostable sacks provided or in the Council's leased garden waste container.
Larger household items can be collected for a small charge. To arrange for a bulky household collection online, please go to the The Bulky Household Waste Collection page.
For further information, please call 01277 312500 or if items can be reused then please contact the Lighthouse Furniture Project for information 01277 222050
Christmas tree recycling
For information about recycling Christmas trees, please see the How to do I recycle...? page.
- Report a Missed Bin
- Report a Food Waste Enquiry
- Report a Glass Collection Enquiry
- Report an Orange Sack Collection Enquiry
- Report a Garden Waste Collection Enquiry
- Bulky Household Waste Collection
- Recycling, Food Waste and Refuse Collection Day Finder
- Report a Dead Animal
- Report a Flytip
- Receive SMS text reminders the day before your recycling collection or for notifications of changes to your refuse or recycling collection day
- Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Essex - 2007 - 2032 (0.27 MB as PDF document)
- Address: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01277 312500
- Fax: 01277 263403
- Minicom: 01277 312809
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This page was updated on 11 March 2013.
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