Bin collections

Food waste collections temporarily suspended

Due to current reduced staffing levels separate food waste collections have been suspended until Monday 8 February 2021.

You can put food waste in your non-recycling bin/bags instead, this includes any waste that has not been collected. To help households with less room in their bin one extra bag of rubbish can be put out with non-recycling.

The following services are still continuing

  • Non-recycling (which includes nappy and incontinence waste collections for existing subscribers)
  • Recycling
  • Garden waste

We are reviewing the situation on a daily basis. However, we expect that the pandemic will continue to cause some disruption to collections.

You can check if your collection has been rescheduled using the box below and continue to leave your rubbish out. Our crews are working hard to catch up and will be there to collect it as soon as they can.

Please help us by sharing this information with your friends, family and neighbours and those without access to the internet.

More information can be read on our news page

Thank you for your patience at this time.

You can check your collection day or see if your collection has been rescheduled using the box below

If your collection has been missed and our crews have been to your area, you can report this using the missed waste and recycling form up to two working days after the scheduled date or you can use our contact us form

If your household is self isolating please

For the latest information on the council's response to coronavirus and service updates www.harlow.gov.uk/coronavirus