Hi, I’m Reece Cycler and I’m a Recycling Zone Warden for Colchester Borough Council. We’re bringing in some pretty radical changes to our recycling and rubbish collections in June and I thought it would be useful to share some of my recycling knowledge with you all.
The main change will be the introduction of fortnightly collections for general rubbish, alongside a maximum limit of three 60 litre black sacks per household (or a 180 litre wheelie bin in selected areas).
I’m really passionate about getting everyone in Colchester recycling more, but also realise that many of you will find these changes quite daunting (especially the 3 bag a fortnight limit). So I plan to share some great recycling ideas, alongside hints and tips to help you meet these new limits. You never know I might even be able to help you save a few pennies (or £££) along the way, which can only be a good thing!
The good news is that the food waste (the smelly part of your rubbish) will continue to be collected weekly in your food waste caddy. Also, you’ll still receive your free clear recycling bags and these are being delivered from 2-26 May.
It’s no secret that wheelie bins are being introduced into specific areas of the Borough. If you live in Mile End, Greenstead, Old Heath, Shrub End, Stanway or Berechurch and if your collection method is changing to a wheelie bin, sometime in the next two weeks you’ll receive an A5 postcard telling you that this is happening. So keep your eyes peeled for that.
My aim is to post on here weekly, but in the meantime if you’d like to find out more about the forthcoming changes and read the frequently asked questions I’ve put together, visit our website at colchester.gov.uk/recycling