Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.
Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page
You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection
What goes in your pink sack?
Put all these items in your pink sack together.
Please rinse these before placing in the pink sack.
Plastic Bottles - including bottle tops, squash bottle and replace
|soft drink bottles|
|cleaners (including trigger bottles)|
|yoghurt/pro-biotic drink (actimel, Yakult)|
|medicine (take unused medicines to a pharmacy for disposal)|
|meat (not polystyrene)|
Plastic pots and cases
|yoghurt (all types)|
Plastic we don't collect
|plastic film (e.g. sweet wrappers, cling-film, shrink wrap etc)|
|expanded polystyrene (e.g. fast food trays, packaging)|
|VHS or audio cassette|
|other plastics (e.g. children’s toys, garden furniture, Tupperware)|
Please rinse these items before placing in the pink sack.
|all drink cans|
|all food cans|
|all aerosol spray cans (empty only)|
|foil and foil containers|
If the cardboard does not fit in the pink sack this can be flattened and placed under another pink sack.
|newspaper & magazines|
|unwanted mail & leaflets|
|envelopes (all colours)|
|window envelopes (no need to remove window)|
|catalogues & telephone directories (all types)|
|wrapping paper (not foil or ribbons)|
|books (remove cover from hardback books)|
|all cardboard boxes (e.g. Corrugated, cereal, ready meal)|
|toilet & kitchen roll tubes|
|Christmas & Birthday cards|
|cardboard egg boxes|
|Beverage cartons & Cartons (e.g. juice, milk cartons etc)|
|Paper/Cardboard we don't collect|
Need more pink sacks?
All pink sacks are FREE
Collect pink sacks from any library in Castle Point:
Or if you are unable to get to a library you can request a FREE delivery via:
To download a guide on recycling pink sacks: