Waste Collection & Recycling


Refuse lorry

Tendring District Council operate a household refuse and recycling collection service. In Wrabness village general household waste  is normally collected fortnightly on a Thursday, with variations during Bank Holiday weeks and the Christmas-New Year holiday period. 


Click here for TDC information about the refuse collection service.


 Christmas and New Year Revised Collection Dates

During the Christmas and New Year bank holiday period, collections will be delayed.  Please see the below table for the revied Wrabness collection days. With Christmas comes extra waste and recycling so, to help you, householders will be able to place a maximum of 2 black bags by the side of your wheelie bin for collection. This will only be for your first scheduled wheelie bin collection following Christmas Day after which any unauthorised side waste will not be collected.

Normal Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Thursday 26th December Saturday 28th December
Thursday 2nd January Saturday 4th January
Thursday 9th January Friday 10th January


Please note that normal Thursday collections resume on week beginning Monday 13th January 2020.

Recycling Collection 

Tendring District Council supply households with red and green recycling boxes, plus small and large food waste caddies to encourage the recycling of waste. They ask that recyclable household waste is separated out from the black sack refuse to reduce the amount of rubbish going to land fill. To check what type of waste will be collected for recycling - click on the boxes:


          red box          green box           kitchen waste caddy 

Food waste is collected weekly, the contents of the red and green boxes are collected alternate weeks. To check the recycling timetable  click here


 Garden Waste

A subscription collection service is available for garden waste.

There is a £25 one-off joining fee which includes a brown wheeled bin and £50 annual subscription fee. Your bin is emptied fortnightly 25 times per year. For information about this service click on the flower.

Recycling Centres for Household Waste

Essex County Council operate local Recycling Centres for the reception of household waste at Dovercourt, Lawford, Kirby-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea. For locations and opening times of Recycling Centres click here