Household waste and recycling

Household waste and recycling changes

Check changes to bin collections in May and June due to the May bank holidays.

Brown bins will be collected during the week from Monday 5 June to Friday 9 June on usual days for all 'Week 1' and 'Week 2' households. Green/grey bins will also be collected but there will be no blue bin collections during that week. From Monday 12 June we will collect green/grey and blue bins on your usual day but we regret there will be no more brown bin collections until further notice.

Bin lorry names

In 2018, our teams started using new modern waste and recycling lorries to empty household bins. We invited pupils at Thurrock primary schools to colour a bin lorry picture and give it a name. Our waste and recycling team picked their favourites.

Our current vehicles have the following names.

Vehicle name Named by
Binney Jones Arthur Bugler Primary School
Bintastic Belmont Castle Academy
Clean Club Stifford Clays Primary School
Crusher St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Dirty Berty Aveley Primary School
Dustbin Bieber Belmont Castle Academy
Grumpy Graham Garbage Graham James Primary Academy
Hungry for Junk Warren Primary School
Maximus Monumentous Aveley Primary School
Mr Dumpy McDumphead Arthur Bugler Primary School
Nessie Aveley Primary School
Recycle Plastic Fantastic Belmont Castle Academy
Recyclorry Shaw Primary Academy
The Dumpers Arthur Bugler Primary School
The Good Dustbin Chadwell St Mary Primary School

Bin lorry naming competition 2022

Between 25 July 2022 and 31 October 2022, we asked children in year 5 or year 6 at Thurrock primary schools to help us name our new lorries.

Winning competition entries will be written on the front of 20 new bin lorries.