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Download your Recycling Calendar

Download a Recycling Calendar and keep track of your rubbish & recycling collections. An audio version and a braille version is also available.


Recycling doesn’t have to be rocket science. Know what rubbish to put out and when and track the weeks with our handy calendar. 


Subject to stock you can pick up a copy of the Recycling Calendar at the following locations:

  • Mersea and Wivenhoe Town Council Offices
  • Tiptree Parish Council Office
  • Greenstead Local Housing Office
  • Visitor Information Centre at Hollytrees Museum
  • from the Council's local community Zone Wardens

You have received a 3-month calendar because in June some of your recycling and rubbish collections are changing.  These will help us focus on recycling and cut down what goes to landfill - something we all need to do to help protect our environment.

You will receive another 9-month Recycling Calendar in June.

You can find more information about these changes and Frequently Asked Questions here.


Download an audio version of the 2017/18 Recycling Calendar:

Download Chapter 1:  This covers recycling information and contact details.

Download Chapter 2: This reads the recycling calendar for April - June 2017.

Download Chapter 3: This is a summary of rubbish and recycling changes from June 2017.


To order a Braille version of the 2017/18 Recycling Calendar please call 01206 282700.