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

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Garden Waste Bins now £15

Garden Waste


Windfall fruit can be placed within garden waste bins and sacks.  All other food waste must be placed within food waste recycling collection.


Recycle your Garden Waste in many ways:

  1. Subscribe to a wheeled bin
  2. Purchase Garden Waste sacks
  3. Bundling larger items together
  4. Via a bulky waste collection
  5. Compost at home
  6. Take to Recycling Centre for Household Waste

Garden Waste is collected weekly all year around

What is collected? Click here:

Garden Waste Collection


Brown wheeled bin

Wheeled bin subscription service

Residents can opt into our subscription wheeled bin garden waste collection service:

Brown wheeled bin 2018/19 subscriptions (subscription ends 31 March 2019)
Brown wheeled bin Now only £15 per bin for period to 31 March 2019
Brown wheeled bin Bins will be delivered within 28 days of subscription.a
Brown wheeled bin Subscriptions run April to March, but can be taken up at any time during the year

Subscribe now

aTerms & Conditions apply - click here [pdf] 67KB

What are the benefits of having a wheeled bin? 

Y No need to keep buying sacks
Y Price of one bin is equivalent to buying 6 rolls of sacks per year
Y Easier to use than sacks
Y Wheeled bin is more suitable for thorny and twiggy material
Y You subscribe to as many bins you want at the same price

Already have a subscription?

We will contact you direct to inform you how to resubscribe.



Garden waste sack

Garden Waste sack

If you do not wish to subscribe to our yearly wheeled bin collection service you will need to purchase the Castle Point Borough Council specified garden waste sacks - other garden waste sacks will not be collected. 

Garden waste sack Sacks guaranteed to last up to 3 weeks while full
Garden waste sack Handles for easier tying
Garden waste sack Sacks are £5 per roll of 20
Garden waste sack Purchase the Castle Point Borough Council specified garden waste sacks sacks from:
Garden waste sack

Purchase from our online shop and get your sacks delivered to your door
(P&P charges apply):


Not in black sacks

Garden Waste presented in Black Sacks will not be collected

Only Castle Point Borough Council brown bins, Council specified garden waste sacks, or bundled waste will be collected.


3. Bundle larger items

If you have larger hedge trimmings, or branches these can be bundled together


Logs or branches up to 7cm (3") in diameter and 1m (3') long will be accepted if tied together with twine

Y No need to attach a sack
Y Maximum 2 bundles per collection


4. Bulky Waste collections

Do you have large quantity of garden waste to recycle?


What is collected? Click here:

Garden Waste Collection

Y Prices start from £30
Y For more information contact:


5. Compost at Home

Compost at Home - It’s easy, good for your pocket & great for the environment

Y Make your own free compost which can be spread back on your garden, hanging basket or potted plants
Y Cheap and quick to get started
Y Almost all garden waste can be composted. Some food waste can be composted too!
Y Home composting helps to reduce your carbon footprint

Buy a subsidised compost bin:

Buy a compost bin


6. Take to the Recycling Centre


It is still FREE to take your garden waste to the Recycling Centre for Household Waste, Canvey Road, Canvey Island

Y Recycle other wastes at the same time)

Recycling Centre for Household Waste