Local COVID alert level: high

Colchester is currently defined as a 'high risk' coronavirus alert level. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

Recycling and rubbish service changes


Updates to our recycling collections

Recycling and rubbish collections are running as normal. This excludes textile collections which remain suspended until further notice.

Recycling calendars

We have updated your recycling calendar to reflect the return to normal collections.

Please enter your postcode to see when we will be collecting recycling and rubbish in your area.

View and download your recycling calendar

Paper and plastics

Paper and plastic recycling collections have returned to normal.

If you have a large number of clear bags, we ask that you spread these out of over a number of Green Week collections, on your usual collection day.

This will support our recycling crews to collect from all households across the borough.

Flats, exemptions and assisted collections

Households with assisted collections and flats with communal rubbish and recycling collections are continuing as normal.

If you already have an agreed exemption in place with us for additional rubbish to be collected from your household, this service will continue.

Report a missed collection

You can report any missed collections that should have taken place. 

Report a missed collection

Page last reviewed: 26 March 2020