Two extra recycling drop-off events announced

PUBLISHED: 3 June 2020

Date issued: 3 June 2020

After the success of recent garden waste drop-off events, Colchester Borough Council is pleased to announce two additional recycling drop-off events on Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 June.

The drop-off service will enable residents to take along any excess garden waste, alongside any excess clear bags of paper/card and plastic recycling materials (must be separated).

Residents are advised to visit the Council’s website and look up when and where their nearest drop-off service is being held at

Councillor Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “Thank you to everyone for their support with the temporary changes to our recycling and rubbish collections. We know that many households will still have a lot of garden waste, paper/card and plastics from the last few weeks and I’m pleased that we can hold a couple more events to enable residents to recycle these.”

As a reminder, garden waste collections returned to normal on 25 May and to help protect staff and ensure crews can get to every household in the borough, residents are asked to only put out the usual allowance, which is either one brown wheelie bin or four garden waste sacks. Overflowing, heavy bins/sacks or waste placed at the side of bins can’t be collected.

To ensure the service can continue to operate across the borough, the temporary four-weekly collections of paper/card, cans, glass and plastics will remain in place until 22 June, when all the recycling collections, excluding textiles, will return to normal as fortnightly collections. This approach will support recycling crews who are already lifting and moving higher volumes than normal.

Residents can download an updated temporary recycling calendar to reflect the temporary. To view and download this, use our postcode look-up tool at

Once the collections return to normal on 22 June, please use the 2020/21 recycling calendar which covers the period until March 2021 or visit to check your collection information.

Residents on assisted collections and flats with communal rubbish and recycling collections, will continue to receive their normal service.

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Page last reviewed: 3 June 2020


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