Household waste and recycling

Changes to household bin collections

From Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September there will be no blue bin collections. We will collect green/grey bins and brown bins from every household – that means 'Week 1' and 'Week 2' households will all have brown bins collected.

From Monday 3 October, brown bin collections are suspended until further notice for all households. We will collect green/grey bins and blue bins from every household. Food and other waste that could make a bad smell can be put in your green/grey bin.

From Monday 3 October until Friday 7 October, we will collect up to 2 clear plastic bags of recycling side waste. Please flatten your side waste as much as possible. You can collect plastic bags at Thurrock libraries from Wednesday 28 September, while supplies last.

Please share this information with friends and neighbours in Thurrock. We apologise for any inconvenience, caused by a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers affecting numbers of staff available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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