2018-19 Recycling and Refuse Collections in Birch

The normal recycling and refuse collection day for Birch households is TUESDAY.

Place your recyclables and refuse clearly visible on your property boundary by 7-00am.

Collections for different recyclables alternate weekly,
except food waste which is collected weekly on Tuesdays.

The colours on the calendar below show what to put out that week.

Black bag (i.e. non-recyclable) waste. Maximum of three black bags.
Glass bottles and jars. Cans, tins and metal lids. Foil and aerosol cans. Placed in recycling boxes.

Paper, card and cardboard in clear recycling sacks provided by the Council.
Clothes, textiles, handbags and shoes in separate clear recycling sacks from paper.
Nearly all plastics: bottles, pots, tubs, trays, bags and film (Please crush bottles) in clear recycling sacks provided by the Council.
Garden Waste: grass, leaves, weeds, flowers, plants, hedge clippings, prunings and twigs in up to 4 garden waste sacks.

MARCH   6 13 20 27  
APRIL   3 10 17 24  
MAY   1 8 15 22 29
JUNE 5 12 19 26    
JULY 3 10 17 24 31  
AUGUST   7 14 21 28  
SEPTEMBER   4 11 18 25  
OCTOBER   2 9 16 23 30
NOVEMBER 6 13 20 27    
DECEMBER 4 11 18 24*    
JANUARY 2* 8 15 22 29  
FEBRUARY   5 12 19 26  
MARCH   5 12 19 26  

* CHANGES to Christmas and New Year collections:
The Christmas week collections will take place one day earlier than usual, on Monday 24th December.
The New Year week collections will take place one day later than usual, on Wednesday 2nd January.

Recycling boxes and additional clear recycling sacks are available free of charge from various locations in the Borough, see www.colchester.gov.uk/pickuprecyclingcontainers

Food Waste Collections

Items that can be placed in food caddies for weekly collection include:

Vegetable and fruit peelings
Meat and fish - raw and cooked, including bones
Dairy products
Bread, cakes and pastries
Uneaten food from plates and dishes
Tea bags and coffee grounds
Egg shells

More information about food waste recycling and collections is available on Colchester Borough Council's website at www.colchester.gov.uk/foodwaste

For More Information:

Colchester Borough Council Recycling Hotline: 01206 - 282700.
Email: recycling@colchester.gov.uk
Website: www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling

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