Putting your bins out

If you live in a house

You need to put your bins, boxes and sacks on your property boundary by 7am on the morning of your collection day.

We make collections every week. One week we collect non-recycling, the next week will be recycling and food waste

Find out your bin collection dates by typing your address into the bin collection box

No extra non-recycling will be collected, we will only empty what is in the non-recycling wheelie bin with the lid shut. If you don’t have a wheelie bin, only the purple sacks provided by Harlow Council will be collected for non-recycling

Extra recycling in untied sacks that are not black or purple will be collected if next to your full recycling wheelie bin or box.

If you have a large item that will not fit in your bin, you can request a large item collection.

Advisory hangersBin hanger

We will not collect your recycling and rubbish if you have:

  • used the wrong bin, box or sack for your items
  • put out the wrong bins for collection day
  • not put out your bins by 7am
  • overfilled your bin, and the lid does not fully close

If you have not used the system correctly, we will put an advisory hanger on your bin. You will need to follow the instructions on the hanger to avoid any future problems with your collections.

Replacement or new bins

If you move home please leave the bins for recycling, refuse and food waste at the old property.

If you have recently moved into your property and do not have any bins, if they are damaged or you require additional bins, use the Recycling and Waste bin request form.

Assisted collections

If you find it difficult to put your bins, bags and boxes out, you can request an assisted collection.

Contact an Advisor at Contact Harlow to request an application form to be included on the assisted collections list.

If you live in a flat

Most Harlow flats have communal bins for non-recycling and recycling which we collect. We no longer collect food waste from flat blocks. 

Find out your bin collection dates by typing your address into the bin collection box