Click and Collect recycling container roll out

PUBLISHED: 3 November 2021

Colchester Borough Council has launched a Click and Collect service for recycling containers.

After a successful trial of Click and Collect for garden sacks in April and May, residents can now order free replacement recycling containers online and collect them from a local stockist.

Initially this new service has two collection locations: West Mersea Town Council office and Colchester Foodbank in Stanway. If successful, the council will look to offer more pick-up locations in the future.

Residents can order:
  • Green Box for cans or glass (must be separated)
  • Food Caddy (kerbside and kitchen) for food waste
  • Clear Bags for paper/cardboard or plastics (must be separated)
  • Garden Sacks for those with a sack garden waste collection
Over the last 18 months, the council’s Neighbourhood team has been delivering recycling containers to those that need them, due to many local businesses and organisations used as stockists having to close or adapt due to coronavirus guidelines.

This new Click and Collect system is a more sustainable process, working in partnership with local community organisations and businesses across the borough. Delivery will remain an option for any residents not in an area covered by a pick-up location, those residents with an assisted collection, or those requiring a wheelie bin.

Councillor Simon Crow, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I’m delighted that we’re rolling out this new Click and Collect system, making it easier for residents to order and pick up recycling containers at a time that suits them.

“I hope this new system will support everyone in Colchester to recycle more and help to reduce the impact of climate change.”

Rolls of textile recycling blue bags continue to be available to order through Essex Textiles on 0800 787 9071 or email A full list of food caddy liner stockists is available here – from just 99p a roll.

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Page last reviewed: 3 November 2021


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