Recycle For Southend
Welcome to Southend's Big Recycling Community

Welcome to the Recycling in Southend website. Here you will find lots of information to help you to recycle more. You can now take part in our ‘Recycling Rewards Communities’ scheme by completing an on-line pledge that will enter you in a prize draw to win £250 and give you the chance to vote for a prize to be given to a fantastic community project.

About ‘Recycling Rewards Communities’

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council spends over £3 million a year on sending waste to landfill. A lot of this waste could have been recycled which would have helped to reduce costs as well as being better for the environment.

Following the success of the ‘Recycling Rewards You’ scheme the new ‘Recycling Rewards Communities’ is being introduced to not only reward individuals for their recycling efforts but also to inspire and reward community groups to help promote recycling.

The scheme is entirely funded by central government and encourages local residents to enter a prize draw to win £250 by pledging to recycle. At the same time, you can vote for your favourite registered community project from a list of fantastic projects operating across Southend-on-Sea. At the end of the scheme, the five community projects that receive the most votes will receive a cash prize.

How does the ‘Recycling Rewards Communities’ scheme work?

We are encouraging people to pledge on-line now and put their pink recycling sacks and blue food waste recycling bin out for collection every week. A £250 prize will be drawn every 3 weeks from 11th August 2014.

You can pledge on-line anytime up until 5pm on the 29th October 2014 for your chance to win a prize. But to be included in the first and subsequent draws make sure you pledge by 5pm on the 6th August 2014.

During pledging, you must vote for a Community Project from the list provided. The community project with the highest number of votes at the end of the promotional period will win 1st Prize. The runner up prizes will be determined by the number of votes in a sequential order up to 5th Prize place. Prizes are £4,000, £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 and £500 respectively.

So enter the prize draw today, recycle each and every week and not only could you win but you could help an important community project too!

If you are unsure about anything relating to this scheme, have a look at our frequently asked questions or call us 01702 617766.

For a full list of terms and conditions for the ‘Recycling Rewards You’ reward scheme please click here


In September this year we introduced a free kerbside collection of small electrical items for all households. This means it’s even easier to recycle things like your unwanted kettles, toasters and hairdryers. Just place them in a normal carrier bag on your scheduled collection day and we’ll pick them up and take them to be recycled. It really is that easy!


Email us at if you have any queries regarding this scheme or if you would like to get more involved in the 'Recycle for Southend' campaign.

Please visit for information about your waste and recycling services or contact Southend-on-Sea Borough Council by email at