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New Recycling Calendar

The calendar sets out the schedule of all collections between 1 April 2020 and the end of March 2021

Date issued: 17 February 2020

Colchester Borough Council will soon be sending its new 2020/21 recycling calendar to households across the borough, together with their Council Tax bill.

Residents who have signed up for paperless bills, will receive their 2020-21 recycling calendar digitally, whilst other households with a kerbside collection will receive a paper copy printed on recycled paper and using vegetable oil-based inks. Audio copies will be accessible on the Council’s website and braille copies available on request. 

The calendar sets out the schedule of all collections between 1 April 2020 and the end of March 2021, including collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

The calendar also provides advice on what items can be recycled through kerbside collections, which containers or bags to use and how to put rubbish and recycling out for collection.

The calendar also shows there will be no changes to collection days over Easter, including Good Friday or any other bank holidays including that taking place on Friday 8 May 2020. There are also only two collection day changes over the Christmas and New Year period.

Councillor Martin Goss, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: "Residents are continuing to do a great job of recycling and the borough’s recycling rates are continuing to rise with a current recycling rate of 54.6% for 2019-20.

“We’re keen to help the environment and support recycling by making recycling at the kerbside as easy as possible and the calendar is a great tool to help households with their collections.”

Residents can also visit www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling at any time and download their recycling calendar, look up their collection day, find out whether they are on a Blue or Green Week, what should go out that week and what can and cannot be recycled and report a missed collection.

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