Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018



What Glass can be recycled in the box?

Glass you can recycle in your box:

Y All colour glass bottles & jars
Y Spirit bottles
Y Beer bottles
Y Wine bottles
Y Perfume bottles
Y Jam & marmalade jars
Y Coffee jars
Y Cook-in sauce jars
Y Baby food jars

Glass you can't recycle in your box:

N Plate glass
N Windows
N Windscreens
N Drinking glass
N Pyrex
N Mirrors
N Light bulbs
N Spectacles


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Can I have an Assisted Collection form?

Please Note: This service is only for an elderly / disabled resident who has difficulty in putting out their refuse / recycling.

Please contact us (including your name and address), or telephone us on 01268 882200 so that we can send the form to you.

Alternatively you can visit the Street Scene Section at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF to collect one.

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Can I have another yellow recycling bin?

Yes - Please email us (including your name and address), or telephone 01268 882200 to organise for one to be delivered to you.

Alternatively you can collect one from our Reception at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF.

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Can you collect my missed glass?

Yes - Please ensure that it is the correct week for your glass collection. This can be confirmed via our recycling calendar.

Recycling Calendar

We ask that your glass is placed in the yellow box supplied by the council and is available for collection by 7.00 am.

If you have complied with the above please contact us by telephone on 01268 882200.

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Do I need to remove the labels from bottles and jars before placing them in my yellow box?

No - labels burn off in the recycling process.


use it! rinse it! box it!

  mixed glass bottles & jars
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