Refuse and Recycling Collection


Weekly Collection

Green Box- Food Caddie

Fruit and vegetables, raw and cooked meat or fish, bread, cake, uneaten food, plate leftovers, eggs, tea bags etc

Two weekly collections

Week One

Domestic Refuse Collection

The Residential Collections are operated by Suez and Enterprise MRS on behalf of Maldon District Council on a once every two weekly basis.

Refuse is only collected if left out by 7am on collection day.

Collections are between 7am and 3pm .

Most of Southminster has a collection on a Tuesday

Black wheelie bins are provided to all householders free of charge .

Any problems with non collection, spilled waste etc should be reported to the waste collection team at Maldon District Council

Week Two

Blue Box

All householders are supplied with a blue box for recycling

Items suitable for this blue box are glass jars and bottles

Large pieces of cardboard and plastic bottles are not suitable for the blue box.

Orange bags

clean foil, empty aerosol cans, clean tins, plastic bottles, food trays, margarine tubs etc BUT NOT Clingfilm very soft or very hard plastic plus paper, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, soft backed catalogues and small cardboard.


Garden Waste

Three garden waste services are available to local residents

Civic amenity point

Garden waste can be taken to the civic amenity point at Springfield Road.

For details of the civic amenity point

This service is free.

Green Wheelie Bin Collection

Green wheelie bins are supplied by Maldon District Council at a cost of £30 per year.

The following items of garden waste can be placed in the bins - Hedge clippings, pruning's, twigs, bracken, cut flowers, windfalls, leaves and grass cuttings.

Bins are then collected each Wednesday during the months April to November and twice monthly from December to March

The Residential Garden Waste collection is operated by Appleton Organics on behalf of Maldon District Council

Green Sacks

Green sacks can be purchased for £1  each and filled with garden waste.

Collections have to be booked with the waste team although it is normally at the same time as the green wheelie bin collection on Wednesdays.

Sacks are available from the waste collection team at Maldon District Council.

The Green Sacks collection is operated by Appleton Organics on behalf of Maldon District Council

How do I contact the Waste Collection Team at Maldon District Council?

Waste Team, Environmental Health, Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, Essex , CM9 5DL

Tel: 01621 854477   Fax: 01621 875899

Click here to visit the Maldon District Council Refuse collection webpages