Rubbish & Recycling
Colchester City Council provides Rubbish Collection & Recycling Service for West Bergholt. These include:
- Weekly collections of rubbish,
- Fortnightly collections of recyclables,
- Provision of recycling bags & containers,
- Zone Warden teams,
- Street Cleaning,
- ‘Special’ collections, and
- Drop-off Service for household items not collected in regular collections.
Wide details of all of these are available online on the Colchester City Council website but some more local information is provided below as well.
Recycling Bags & Boxes
St Mary’s Church is once again an official collection point for recycling bags and boxes. If you need these you can order them online at https://www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling-containers and then collect from the Church Office between 10 am – 12 pm on Thursday mornings.
Currently, street collections take place on a Friday in West Bergholt food caddies are collected every week and general waste (black bag) and different recyclables on alternate weeks.
In order to maximise the effectiveness of recycling and waste disposal residents are asked to comply with the following guidelines, non-compliance may result in no collection:
What box or bag
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Every Saturday there will be attended Freighter points around Colchester. As usual there are rules about what can’t and can be collected:
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- fridges or freezers,
- electrical goods,
- items which can be recycled through kerbside collections,
- commercial refuse or hazardous waste such as asbestos, liquids, gas bottles,
- large loads please,
- please bring green garden waste separately to be composted,
- this service is provided for small loads and from domestic properties, so you can use this service to dispose of bulky items not normally collected with household waste.
Dates they will next be in West Bergholt are posted on the Village Calendar -search for ‘skip’ at this link.
If you become aware of fly-tipping, overflowing rubbish bins or graffiti, you can make an online request for Street Cleaning using this link.
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