75,000 homes to receive clear recycling and blue textile bags

PUBLISHED: 12 June 2024

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

At the same time, Colchester City Council’s crews will also be delivering one textile recycling pack, containing a small blue roll of eight bags and instructions on how to recycle textiles, on behalf of Essex Textiles. Extra bags can be ordered from Essex Textiles throughout the year. Textile recycling is collected on the same day as glass and can recycling collections, please check your personal recycling calendar here. More information on what textiles can be collected can be found here.

Residents needing clear recycling bags prior to the July delivery should order online here, and collect from one of the local community stockists. Residents are asked to note that the bags may not be delivered on their normal collection day.

Useful information about recycling and garden waste can be found on the Council’s website here, and includes:
  • Garden Waste Subscription Service
  • Download your 2024 collection calendar
  • Check your collection day
  • What can and can’t be recycled
  • Tips on how to reduce your waste, such as composting
Residents who have not received their roll of clear bags by the end of July will be able to order online and collect from one of the local community stockists. Those who haven’t received the roll of blue textile recycling bags are asked to contact Essex Textiles through the contact details on their website.

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Page last reviewed: 12 June 2024


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