- Address: Maldon Road, Colchester CO3 4RN
- GPS: 51.8699325,0.8557274
- Phone: 0345 603 7625
- Monday 9AM–5PM
- Tuesday 9AM–5PM
- Wednesday 9AM–5PM
- Thursday 9AM–5PM
- Friday 9AM–5PM
- Saturday 9AM–5PM
- Sunday 9AM–5PM
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Colchester Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Maldon Road, Colchester CO3 4RN.
It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:
- Car Battery
- Electrical Appliance
- Engine Oil
- Fluorescent Tube
- Garden Chemical
- Garden Waste
- Household Battery
- Light Bulb
- Mobile Phone
- Scrap Metal
- Vegetable Oil
Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.
Colchester Dump is controlled by Love Essex waste management disposal services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.
Colchester Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:
- Monday: 9AM–5PM
- Tuesday: 9AM–5PM
- Wednesday: 9AM–5PM
- Thursday: 9AM–5PM
- Friday: 9AM–5PM
- Saturday: 9AM–5PM
- Sunday: 9AM–5PM
Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.
Colchester Recycling Centre can be contacted on 0345 603 7625 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.
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Frequently asked questions about Colchester Recycling Centre
The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.
A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.
The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.
The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.
The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:
- Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
- The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
- Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.
It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.
Green recycling bins are typically the designated bins for depositing recyclable glass materials. However, this may vary depending on the municipality in which you are located. For example, in some municipalities the green color in the containers is used for dry recyclable materials.
It’s important not to confuse containers for glass recyclables or dry recyclables with wheelie bins that are for green yard waste.
To be sure of what you should deposit in your green container, you can contact your nearest recycling center and obtain more detailed information.
There are household waste recycling centers in all the municipalities of the United Kingdom, and surely there is one near your home, and now finding it is very easy! We have developed a special search form on our page so you can find the recycling center closest to you in minutes!
You just have to access the following link and enter your postal code or address.
To go to this page, you must click on the “Recycling center Search” button.
In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:
- Newspapers and magazines
- Unwanted mail
- Telephone directories and catalogs
- Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
- Egg cartons
- Greeting cards
- Drink and food cans
However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.
To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.