Clear recycling bag deliveries 2023

PUBLISHED: 25 July 2023

The annual clear recycling bag delivery across Colchester will be starting in August. Each of the 75,000 households that receives a kerbside paper & plastics collection will receive one roll of 62 clear bags for recycling. 

Residents needing clear recycling bags prior to the delivery should order online here, and collect from one of the local community stockists. 

The roll of clear bags will be delivered in August and September. Residents are asked to note that the bags may not be delivered on their normal collection day.
Useful information about recycling can be found on the council’s website, and includes:  
  • View your 2023 recycling calendar 
  • Check your collection day 
  • What can and can’t be recycled 
  • Tips on how to reduce your waste 
Residents who have not received their roll of clear bags by the end of September will be able to order online and collect from one of the local community stockists.   

Cllr Martin Goss, Colchester City Council Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Waste said: “We know our residents are keen to recycle as much as possible. Despite the budget pressures the council is facing at the moment, we are continuing to make that as easy as possible by delivering an annual free roll of clear recycling bags for paper and plastics."
It’s easy to keep up to date with bag deliveries, recycling collections and news year-round by registering for the City News e-newsletter, following the Council on social media at @YourColchester on Twitter and EnjoyColchester on Facebook or visiting    


Page last reviewed: 25 July 2023


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