Click & Collect pick up locations added

PUBLISHED: 29 November 2021

Colchester Borough Council’s Click and Collect service, which gives residents the opportunity to pick up replacement recycling containers at a time that suits them, has been expanded to include more local stockists.

The Click and Collect service successfully launched last month with two collection locations, West Mersea Town Council and Colchester Foodbank in Stanway. Two new stockists have now been added to the scheme: Kingsland Church and Langham Community Shop. The council will look to offer more pick-up locations over the coming months.

Residents can order replacement recycling containers: 
  • 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 
This Click and Collect service is a 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 areas 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 really pleased to hear the positive feedback from residents who have already used our new Click and Collect service for recycling containers. We will continue to work with partners across the borough to add more pick up locations to this service, making it easier for residents to order and pick up recycling containers at a time that suits them.”

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: 29 November 2021


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