Recycling and Rubbish
For information on all matters regarding regular waste and recycling collections visit Colchester Borough Council’s Recycling and rubbish pages.
Saturday Freighter Service (renamed to Household Items Drop-Off Service)
If you need to throw away a small amount of household items that aren’t collected as part of the usual collections, the council will collect these from different locations on specific Saturdays.
You can’t throw away items that can be recycled but you can bring garden waste which will be composted.
They don’t accept any of the following items:
- Large loads, fridges, freezers or other electrical goods – but you can book a special collection
- Hazardous waste such as asbestos, batteries, liquids or gas bottles – check Essex County Council’s waste page for how to throw these away.
- Business waste – these can be arranged through our Business collections
For further information on the Saturday freighter service, visit Colchester Borough Council’s Freighter Service page.