Refuse Bags Delivery

Colchester BC will be delivering a roll of black sacks for rubbish and a roll of clear sacks for recycling to all households, except flats with communal recycling and rubbish bins, throughout April and May 2014. Please be aware that sacks are not delivered by the recycling and rubbish collection crews, and sacks may not be delivered to your property on your normal collection day. The sacks will be presented either as rolls or packs; there is NO change in the quantity of sacks provided.

If you are concerned that your property has been missed, please wait until all deliveries have been completed in your area before contacting our Customer Service Centre at to report a missed delivery.

Recycle bags will be delivered this year to Eight Ash Green on the 29th April and the 6th May. If you have not received your delivery, please report this by the 20th June 2014.


Recycle Bag News

From the 1st April all garden waste sacks will be available to residents at a cost of £3.64. Free exchanges on worn out sacks will no longer be available.

This change will enable the Council to cover the cost of providing these containers as part of the service for those residents who choose to use the kerbside collection to recycle their garden waste. The Council’s garden waste sacks are specially designed and manufactured for us to safely collect this particular material.

All other recycling containers continue to be free of charge.

Where to get recycling containers
Free and paid-for containers can be collected or purchased from the network of stockists listed online at These online listings are regularly updated, including for stock availability, so it is always best to check online first including how to pay.

Suppliers can be found in communities across the borough. Similarly, Community Zone team-led events, where the free recycling containers are available for collection, take place year-round. In the next few months we aim to expand these networks, working with partners. .

Residents requiring garden waste sacks without a nearby stockist can go online and arrange free home delivery, or alternatively email or phone 01206 282700.

  • Green boxes – Free, collection from stockists
  • Clear bags – Free, collection of rolls from stockists plus one roll of 52 delivered in April – May
  • Food waste bins (small and large) – Free, collection from stockists
  • Food waste caddy liners – recommended retail price £1.00 per roll,- available from our network of retailers listed online
  • Garden waste sacks – £3.64, collection from stockists or pay for and order online for home delivery
  • Black bags – One free roll of 52 bags delivered in April – May. Further purchase from supermarkets and other retailers

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