Sainsbury’s Recycling – is this temporary?

Walking passed Sainsbury’s today I noticed that we have some recycling bins back in place.


I do not know if this is a temporary situation or not – I have contacted Sainsbury’s to find out more (and request the current bins are emptied).

The new bins are far smaller (and less numerous) than the previous bins, the are already overfull with people dumping (fly tipping) by the bins.  Please be aware if you are caught leaving items by or on top of the bins it is considered fly tipping and you could be fined.

I will put out an update when I receive any news.

UPDATE – 06/05/21

I contacted Sainsbury’s management and received a reply stating that these bins are the new recycling bins.
Sainsbury’s will be monitoring them and will arrange to get them emptied as necessary.

I pointed out that these bins are less than half of what we had before and that many items were being dumped by the already full bins. I was told that they might order more bins if the situation continues.

Please be aware this is run by Sainsbury’s and NOT the council.

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

1 thought on “Sainsbury’s Recycling – is this temporary?

  1. I agree Paul. I went to get rid of 2 big bags of plastic I had collected over lockdown- pieces not allowed in orange sack. We need to be able to recycle more via orange sack. Need a better new contract when it comes up for renewal. My family in Chelmsford can recycle most if not all plastic road side so I am taking mine to them so it doesn’t go to land fill.

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