Knife Amnesty Bin Project:

The Knife Amnesty was launched in June 2015 due to the continuous increase in Knife Crime incidents. Knife amnesty bins were first launched in Clacton on Sea in 2014. Because of its great success It was then decided to roll out Amnesty Bins throughout Essex. So far Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, and Basildon all have knife amnesty bins, during which over 6000 knifes have been handed in and taken off of the streets. The next roll out of 7 more Bins is under way.

The scheme is to encourage people to dispose of their blades before they can be used in violent attacks. It is its first scheme of its kind in the county. The amnesty bins are a proactive and preventative measure to make our streets safer.

Knife Amnesty Bin Locations:

The knife amnesty bin's exact location's are:

Tendring - Only Cowards Carry Charity Shop, 12 Jackson Road, Clacton-On-Sea, CO15 1JA

Colchester - Colchester Police Station, 10 Southway, Colchester, CO3 3BU

Chelmsford - Chelmsford Police Station, New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1NF

Braintree - Braintree Police Station, Blyths Meadow, Braintree, CM7 3DJ

Basildon - Opposite Chalvedon Social Club, Mill Green, Chalvedon Square, Pitsea, SS13 3QX

Knife Amnesty Bins Coming Soon:




Carvey Island;


Grays Railway;

Tilsbury Railway;


If you have any queries regarding the knife amnesty bins, please do not hesitate to contact one of the OCC Team on 01255 428744.