Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which covers the period until March 2021, or visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling, to check their regular collection information.   The announcement of a…

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The government’s guidelines and Stay at Home advice also means households will have more rubbish to dispose of and, to help with this, Colchester Borough Council is increasing the amount of rubbish that every household can put out for collection every fortnight by one 60-litre bag. This means the new temporary limits for household rubbish…

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Colchester Recycling

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), Colchester Borough Council has made the difficult decision to suspend all its recycling collections, other than food waste, from 25 March 2020 until further notice.   The outbreak of coronavirus has led to reduced resource within the service as well as an increase in the amount of rubbish…

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Colchester Borough Council will be celebrating national Recycling Week this week, by hosting free drop-in events for residents to come and talk to them about recycling at home and pick up hints and tips to recycle even more.   Recycling Week events will be taking place: Monday 23 September, 10am –12pm and 1-3pm – Colchester…

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Final Plastic Pledge

Colchester’s Final Plastic Pledge competition winners have been announced as local residents Sarah Sherratt, Elisa Vasquez-Walters and Debra White.   The winners, who have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics, were selected at random and have each won reusable bottles and bags kindly donated by livewell.   Colchester Borough Council’s Colchester…

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Plastic Pledge

Colchester’s Plastic Pledge competition winners have been announced as local residents Clare Crick, Andrew Ross and Rachel Wilkinson.   The winners who were selected at random, have all made pledges to reduce their use of single-use plastics and have won reusable bottles and bags donated by Leisure World Colchester.   Colchester Borough Council’s Colchester Plastic…

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If you’re like us, at some point over Christmas and the New Year you’ll be asking the question “When is the Christmas Rubbish Collection in Colchester?”   During the Christmas week, there will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Collections due on Christmas Day are to be collected one…

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Colchester Borough Council have announced that from Thursday 31 May, 73,500 Colchester households who have kerbside collections will begin to receive their new supply of clear recycling bags.   Residents will receive delivery of a roll of clear bags for recycling paper, plastic and textiles between Thursday 31 May and Friday 29 June. Residents are…

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Colchester Borough Council is encouraging residents to get composting at home this autumn to save money and help the environment.   Composting at home not only reduces your carbon footprint and is a great addition to your usual recycling habits, but the nutrient-rich product is fantastic for your garden and could save you money too.…

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Colchester Borough Council has released new figures that show a sharp drop in the amount of household waste being sent to landfill – with residents now recycling almost half of all the waste collected in the Borough.   The latest figures for the new collection service, which began on 20 June, compare positively with the…

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