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Recycling boxes, bags and sacks - pick up points and deliveries

Clear Bag Deliveries 2017

We will be delivering a roll of clear bags for recycling to all households, (except flats with communal recycling and rubbish bins) throughout May 2017. Delivers will start on Tuesday 2 May and finish on Friday 26 May.
 
Please be aware that bags are not delivered by your normal recycling and rubbish collection crews, and bags may not be delivered to your property on your normal collection day.
 
We are making changes to your Recycling and Rubbish Collections from June 2017. These changes will help us to focus on recycling more and will mean that we will be putting less into landfill. One of these changes means we will not be supplying you with an annual roll of free black bags. Read more on these changes and see our Frequently Asked Questions here.
 
If you require extra bags, sacks, boxes or food caddies you can collect them from the collections points below.
 

Recycling Packs for New Build properties

When you move into a new build property, residents who have registered for Council Tax, will shortly after receive a package of recycling equipment which will be delivered to them by a member of their zone teams. The process for delivery is automatic once the Council Tax information is received, so residents don't need to do anything extra.

The package contains: 2 green boxes and lids, 1 roll clear sacks, 1 kerbside caddy, 1 Kitchen caddy, 1 roll of caddy liners and 1 Recycling calendar  

The zone teams will use this as an opportunity to explain the Council's services and answer any questions residents may have about how to recycle using the Council's collection service.

Residents will also receive a card with information to access our web pages so they have all the information they need to get further supplies and order white garden sacks.

Where to pick up extra sacks, bags, boxes and food caddies

Please phone the stockist before making a journey. Collection points for these containers may have limited stock.

Collection Site & Contact DetailsOpening HoursGlass and Cans Green BoxClear Recycling BagsFood Waste CaddiesGarden Sacks

Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall
Edward Marke Drive, Colchester, Essex CO5 7LU

T: 07770 365810

First TUE of each month
9am -11am

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East Donyland Parish Council
The Crows Nest, 1a Regent Street,
Rowhedge CO5 7EA

MON 10am -12pm
WED 10am-12pm
FRI    10am-12pm
 
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Greenstead Library

Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QE

T: 01206 862758

MON  9am - 6pm
TUE   9am - 6pm
THU   9am - 5pm
SAT    9am - 5pm

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Langham Community Shop
School Road, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5PA

T: 01206 272431

MON - FRI
9am - 5pm
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Lighters Newsagents
Highwoods Square, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9BB

T:01206 844143

MON - SAT
7.30am - 5:30pm
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Marks Tey Parish Council

Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1EJ

T:01206 213250

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

9:30am - 3:30pm

Please telephone the office before collecting recycling equipment.

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Myland Community Council
101 Nayland Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5EN

T:01206 853400

MON - FRI  
9am - 1pm
 

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Prettygate Library
44 Prettygate Road, Colchester CO3 4EQ

T:01206 563700

TUE  9am - 6pm
WED 9am - 6pm
FRI    9am - 5pm
SAT   9am - 5pm

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Stanway Library
10 Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH

T:01206 545022

MON  9am - 1pm
TUE   1pm - 5pm
THU   1pm - 5pm
SAT    9am - 1pm

 

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Layer Village Hall
New Cut, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0EG

T:07967692030

Last TUE of each month
9am - 11am

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Tiptree Library
Rectory Road, Tiptree Colchester, CO5 0SX

T:01621 816458

MON  2pm - 5pm
TUE   10am - 1pm | 2pm - 5pm THU   10am - 1pm | 2pm - 7pm SAT    9am - 1pm

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Tiptree Parish Council
2 Mynott Court, Church Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0UP

T:01621 817030

MON  2pm - 4pm
TUE   2pm - 4pm
WED  8:30am - 10.30am
THU   8:10am - 10.30am
FRI     8:10am - 10.30am
SAT   10.00am - 12.00pm

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Town Hall
High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ

T:01206 282230

MON - FRI
8:30am - 5pm
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University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Student Union Reception

MON-FRI
9am-5pm term time
10am-4pm holidays

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West Mersea Library
13 High Street, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QA

T:0845 603 7628

TUE   9:30am - 12:30pm
           2pm- 7pm
THU   2pm - 7pm
FRI     9:30am - 12:30pm
SAT    9:30am - 12:30pm
           2pm - 5pm

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West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8JD

T:01206 382128

Mon -  9am to 12
Tues -   9am to 12
Weds - CLOSED
Thurs - 9am to 12
Fri - 9am to 12
Sat  - CLOSED
Sun - CLOSED
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Wivenhoe Library
104 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB

T:01206 823123

TUE 2pm - 7pm
THU 2pm - 7pm
FRI 10am - 1pm
SAT 10am - 1pm | 2pm - 7pm

 

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Wivenhoe Town Council
77-79 Wivenhoe Delivery Office, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB

T:01206 822864

MON - FRI
9am - 4pm
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Assisted Collection Customers

computer mouse icon Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window If you have applied for, and have had a confirmation letter to say that you are registered as part of our assisted collection scheme, you can order garden waste sacks or assisted collection recycling containers for home delivery.

information icon Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window If you are not part of our assisted collection scheme, but you need new recycling containers, please visit one of our suppliers listed above to collect your container at a location and time convenient for you.


Clear bags for plastics, paper, card and textiles. Green boxes for glass, cans and foil.

Clear recycling sacks and green recycling boxes are available for free from a number of locations in the borough. Pick-ups are limited to one recycling box and one roll of clear sacks per property.

Please do not use clear bags or carrier bags to put glass and cans out for collection.

White sacks for garden waste

computer mouse icon Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window You can order garden waste sacks online to be delivered to your home address.

White garden waste sacks are available from a number of locations in the borough at £3.70 each. Please do not use plastic bags to put garden waste out for collection. As well as contaminating the recycling they are not strong enough to contain this material, potentially leading to the bags splitting.

Black bags for non-recyclable rubbish

You can use any black bags for your non-recyclable rubbish and do not need to use "Council bags". However, every household in the borough has one roll of black bags delivered to their property in April or May every year - apart from flats with communal recycling and rubbish bins.

If you require extra black bags, you can buy these from your local supermarket or general store.

Colchester Borough Council does not collect rubbish from wheelie bins placed at the kerbside.