New 4 day collection service


4 Day Week Vehicle

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From Tuesday 12th May 2015 (please note there are no collections on Monday the 11th May) a new collection arrangement will be in place. From this date collections of your refuse (black lidded) wheelie bin, recycling sacks, glass box and food and garden (green lidded) wheelie bin will only be collected Tuesday to Friday. There will be no collections on Mondays.

As a result your collection day may have changed. Most residents will see a change to their collection time as well. Your collection frequency is still the same.

Food and Garden (green lidded) wheelie bin is a weekly collection.

Recycling sacks, glass blue box and your refuse (black lidded) wheelie bins is a fortnightly collection. 

Please remember that your waste and recycling must be placed at the boundary (or agreed collection point) of your property for collection by 7am on your collection day. If you place your waste and recycling out late you may miss your collection.

Collections will be made from 7am to 6pm every day from Tuesday to Friday.

Please bear with us as we introduce the new collection arrangements. We request that during the transition period from 12th to 22nd may you wait one working day before you contact us to report a missed collection. This is because we may already be on our way to you.

Approximately 1 week before the change on 12th May you will receive a letter postmarked “Epping Forest District Council” giving you your new calendar with your collection day for the next 6 months. Please keep this safe and do not throw it away.


(click below to see the envelope)

The benefits of a 4 day collection service include:-

  • No change in scheduled collection days after Monday bank holidays.

  • Reduced emissions and increased efficiency.

  • A new fleet of vehicles to reduce breakdowns, repairs and fuel consumption.

From the 2nd April 2015 you can view your new collection dates on the Council website at

Remember  – you will also receive your collection dates in the post approximately 2 weeks before the change on the 12th May.

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New Recycling services

In addition to the changes in collection days we are also starting 3 new recycling collections on Tuesday 12th May:-

Batteries – collected every week with your food and garden wheelie bin. Please put your batteries in a separate, sealable, tied up plastic bag such as a freezer bag.

Textiles -  collected fortnightly with your recycling sacks, blue box and food and garden wheelie bin.

Small electrical equipment small electrical equipment  - collected fortnightly with your Refuse Wheelie bin and food and garden wheelie bin.

Please put your textiles and small electrical equipment  in a standard plastic carrier bag no larger than 35 x 40cm when full – Do not use black sacks or clear recycling sacks as these will not be collected.

Please tie up your bags and place them either on top of or directly in front of your wheelie bin. If you place them anywhere else they may not be collected.
If you have any further questions please ring 01992 564608 or email us at


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Telephone: 01992 564608


Or you can write to us at:
Recycling & Waste, Environment & Street Scene, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street,  Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

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