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Schools recycling and rubbish services

Colchester Borough Council can provide schools with a rubbish collection service as well as the following recycling collections:

Schools registered with the Eco-Schools programme can receive a free recycling collection when they choose to have their rubbish collected by the Council. Click here to register with the Eco-Schools programme.


Please see below a list of prices for the school waste service accurate until the end of March 2016.

By separating your recycling for collection the amount of rubbish generated by the school will reduce and therefore so will your school's rubbish collection bill.  It will also highlight the importance of recycling and composting and improve the waste minimisation awareness of your pupils.

Please note that VAT no longer applies to trade or schools recycling and waste services.  Therefore the prices shown are all inclusive.

SupplyFrequencyCost 2015/16
Issue of Duty of Care certificateper year£29.21
Green sacks for wasteper 25 sacks£32.75
Delivery charge for sacksper delivery-
360 ltr bin - hireper week£1.42
360 ltr bin - emptyper empty£5.79
660 ltr bin - hireper week£3.07
660 ltr bin - emptyper empty£8.48
1100 ltr bin - hireper week£3.73
1100 ltr bin - emptyper empty£10.54
Re-signing fee £57.13

Invoicing takes place 6 months in advance in Sept and March and can be paid by monthly direct debit or twice a year following invoicing. Details of payment methods can be found on the reverse of your invoice.

If you would like to know more about our recycling collection service, please contact us with your queries or call 01206 282700.

N.B. Please note that we do not collect garden waste from schools but we can help you to compost at your school. Click here to find out more about composting at school.