Date issued: 20 May 2020
Collections of garden waste will restart on 25 May
To ensure the service can continue to operate across the borough, when the garden waste collections restart, 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 our staff who are already lifting and moving higher volumes than normal.
To help with this latest update, an updated temporary recycling calendar to reflect the next four weeks of temporary changes until the service returns to normal on 22 June, will be available later this week. To view and download this, use our postcode look-up tool at www.colchester.gov.uk/your-recycling-calendar .
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 www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling to check your collection information.
Residents on assisted collections and flats with communal rubbish and recycling collections, will continue to receive their normal service.
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. A phenomenal amount of work has gone on behind the scenes to get our recycling collections back up and running and we’re now confident we have adequate measures in place to allow us to safely restart your full garden waste collection service.”
“These unprecedented times have been incredibly challenging for critical services such as the recycling and rubbish collections. Going forward we will be taking the lessons learnt from this situation and reviewing our service to ensure that we can deliver an even better service in the borough.”
Councillor Mark Cory, Leader of Colchester Borough Council, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all residents for their patience and understanding with the changes to collections during this difficult time. We know how tough this current situation is for everyone and I’m delighted that we’re now in a position to restart our garden waste collections in a safe and sustainable way, and I’m sure this news and timetable for restoring services will be welcomed by many.”
For further information and updates about Colchester Borough Council services during this outbreak, visit www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus
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