Wow, it’s hot out there today! I’ve just popped back to the office to cool down and whilst I’m here I wanted to post something about the information postcards that we’ve been sending out to the 12,000 households in Colchester that will be moving to a wheelie bin collection. They explain how the service will work and what can and cannot go in each bin.
If you think you should be getting a wheelie bin, but haven’t received a postcard yet, you can pop your postcode in our easy to use look up facility to find out if you’re going to be in a wheelie bin collection area, or not.
If you are, we will be delivering wheelie bins between Monday 5 and Sunday 18 June, including Saturdays and Sundays. You will get two bins, one for your non-recyclable rubbish (180 litres) and one for your garden waste (240 litres).
You can choose not to have a bin for garden waste. If you do opt out it will mean you won’t receive a garden waste collection as our trucks cannot collect from white sacks in these areas. You will need to let us know by Sunday 28 May if you don’t want our teams to deliver the bin at the beginning of June. Don’t worry, you can still let us know after this date and we’ll come and collect your bin.
Once your bins arrive, your first collection using the wheelie bins will be during week commencing Monday 19 June. Keep an eye out for your new recycling calendar, coming through the post at the beginning of June, with all this information on.
Don’t forget, we have lots of Recycling Roadshows taking place across the Borough at the moment. Come along to talk to a recycling expert, collect any containers or bags that you need and to take a look at the new wheelie bins.
I’m now going back out to visit some more residents about the collection changes, but enjoy the warm weather and fingers crossed it stays nice for the bank holiday weekend.