Bank holiday bin collections

The bank holiday weekend is upon us and the days residents’ bins may be collected could be slightly different next week.

In the week following the August bank holiday, some councils will be temporarily changing how they operate.

Thankfully, most parts of Essex will be unaffected. For those that are affected, most collections are simply pushed back by one day – although it’ll mean some people will need to remember to take their rubbish out on a Saturday morning.

We’ve rounded up this week’s changes for all 14 Essex local authorities, including Southend and Thurrock, to make sure you don’t miss out on this week’s collection.

Basildon

In Basildon there will be no collections on the bank holiday.

Monday-Friday collections have been moved forward by one day, to Tuesday-Saturday.

This means:

  • Monday collections this week will instead be on Tuesday, August 31.
  • Tuesday collections this week will be on Wednesday, September 1.
  • Wednesday collections this week will be on Thursday, September 2.
  • Thursday collections this week will be on Friday, September 3.
  • Friday collections this week will be on Saturday, September 4.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Brentwood

Bin routes one and five will continue to collect recycling in Brentwood on Monday August 30.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Castle Point 

There will be no rubbish collection in Castle point on the bank holiday. 

Regular collections have been moved forward by one day to Tuesday-Saturday.

This means:

  • Monday collections this week will instead be on Tuesday, August 31.
  • Tuesday collections this week will be on Wednesday, September 1.
  • Wednesday collections this week will be on Thursday, September 2.
  • Thursday collections this week will be on Friday, September 3.
  • Friday collections this week will be on Saturday, September 4.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Chelmsford

Collection routes in Chelmsford are driven Tuesday to Friday.

Consequently, they will be unaffected by the bank holiday.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Epping Forest

There are no refuse or recycling collections in Epping forest on Mondays.

Services will be unaffected by the bank holiday.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Maldon

In Maldon, bins are collected Tuesday-Friday, so this avoids the bank holiday.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Rochford

Bin collections will remain normal on the bank holiday, with the exception of bulky waste collections.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Southend-on-Sea

There will be no change to collections due to the August bank holiday.

Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

Thurrock

There will be no change to waste collection days for any public holiday.

This includes the August bank holiday, Christmas and New Year. Residents can check what day their bins will be collected here.

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Christine Sexton

Local Democracy Reporter