Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.
Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance
To support those households with additional paper, plastic and garden waste as a result of the service suspension, we are providing a temporary drop-off service at several locations across the borough.
You can bring all types of garden waste that would normally be collected as part of your kerbside collection.
You can bring all types of paper, card and plastic that would normally be collected as part of your kerbside collection.
Do not mix paper and plastic in the same clear bags as these will not be accepted.
Flatten any large boxes before you arrive.
Check out What I Can Recycle for more information.
These drop-off events are focusing on garden waste, plastic, paper and card. Please store your glass and cans at home ready for your next kerbside collection.
Only bring waste or items you can unload yourself.
Taking excessive garden waste and paper and plastic may cause delays for others wanting to drop off garden waste.
Paper and plastic recycling is currently being collected every four-weeks. Recycling collections, excluding textiles, will return to normal week commencing 22 June.
Colchester Borough Council staff will be at the site, but they will be unable to assist residents and will be keeping to the 2-metre social distancing rule at all times.
Please only bring items you can unload safely yourself.
There will be signs with instructions around the drop-off service location, along with cones and barriers to ensure everyone keeps a 2-metre distance at all times.