We provide wheelie bins or purple bags for your household waste.
You should not put anything recyclable in your household waste.
- any items that could be put in your recycling
- building rubble
- hazardous items such as car batteries, pesticides and herbicides
- food that could be put in your food caddy
- garden waste - you can use our bookable Green Waste service
- light bulbs should be taken to the Harlow Recycling Centre
- liquids - such as paint
- syringes or needles
Find out what can be taken to Harlow Recycling Centre (the dump) run by Essex County Council.
- packaging that cannot be recycled for example polystyrene
- any plastics not marked with 1 or 2 symbols - such as yoghurt pots, plastic bags, ﬁlm wrapping and some plastic food trays
- cartons - juice and drinks
- nappies and incontinence waste - can be put in non-recycling or use our nappy and incontinence waste collection
Please ensure your bins are out on the boundary by 7am on your collection day and are easily accessible.
We collect the black non-recyclables bins every two weeks. Find out your bin collection dates by typing your address into the bin collection box.
You can order a new black non-recyclable bin online if yours is missing or damaged.
Currently, any non-recycling collected in Harlow is sent to landﬁll (rubbish tips) and buried in the ground.
The more waste we send to landﬁll, the more harm we do to the environment with greenhouse gases, and the more landﬁll taxes rise.