Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Impact of coronavirus on recycling, waste and street cleaning services

Household Waste and Recycling Centres across Southend-on-Sea will be closed until further notice.
Currently other services are operating with no significant disruption.

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We are working closely with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to minimise the impact of coronavirus on recycling and waste services, street cleaning and other key environmental services. Business continuity plans have been successfully implemented and resources are being closely monitored to ensure the most essential services can continue to be delivered safely.

Please continue to use your recycling and waste collection services as normal, with the following important exception: 

Households that are self isolating should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice which states:

  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags. 
  • Place these bags into another bag, tied securely and keep separate from other waste. 
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put with your usual external general waste bin.
  • Please do not take this waste to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Please dispose of your other household waste as normal. It is more important than ever to ensure that recycling is clean and dry, and that rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public. 

Thank you for your continued support.