Friday, March 1, 2024

Thurrock Bins: Council notice on recycling the street bins

OVER the coming weeks Thurrock Council will be making it even easier for people to recycle their waste.

The council will be installing dual – recycling and other waste – bins around the borough, mainly close to shopping areas.

The recycling section of the bin is blue – maintaining the link with the blue recycling bin for kerbside collections.

People will be able to recycle used drinks cans and glass as well as plastic bottles and paper (including newspapers and magazines) in the new bins.

All other litter – such as sandwich packets, chip wrappers and crisp bags should go in the black section of the bin.

The new bins also have QR codes, so smartphone users can inform the council quickly if a bin needs emptying.

Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for environment said ‘The more we recycle, the less we have to send to landfill.

“This means more of taxpayers’ money being reinvested in providing council services. We want to encourage people to recycle more at home and at work as well as on the move.”

The bins are expected to be installed at the following locations although the list is subject to change:
Canterbury Parade, South Ockendon
High Street, Aveley
Sockets Heath, Grays
Grays Town Centre x 3
Civic Offices, Grays
Hathaway Road, Grays
Southend Road, Grays
Derwent Parade, South Ockendon x 2

King Street, Stanford-le-Hope
High Street, Stanford-le-Hope
Corringham Road, Stanford-le-Hope
Calcutta Road, Tilbury
Corringham Town Centre x 2
Lampits Hill, Old Corringham
Riverview, Chadwell
Gardner Avenue, Corringham

For recycling:
Drink cans
Glass bottles
Plastic bottles
Clean paper, newspapers and magazines

For the black side of the new bins:
Crisp packets
Chewing gum
Sandwich packets.


  1. The Broadway has 7 takeaway shops plus 1 in Grove Road and 2 Bus Stops but no Dual Bin has been allotted for the area.


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