- Community testing
- Community support
- Test and trace self isolation payment
- Food business advice
- Food collection, delivery and growing
- Self employed
- Council Tax Support
- Housing and rent
- Bin collections
Separate food waste collections are currently suspended until 8 February 2021 due to reduced staffing levels. You can find more information in our news story
If your household is self-isolating, personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.
Essex County Council’s Recycling Centre (the dump) on River Way will remain open during lockdown - it is now operating winter opening hours of 9am to 4pm every day.
Our green waste subscription service and bagged collection are both still operating as normal.
The green waste subscription service will be suspended for a 2 week period over Christmas as usual.
Our bulky waste collection service is currently suspended due to reduced staffing levels.