If you live off campus in Colchester or Wivenhoe then the local council operates a residents recycling scheme. There are different days to put out the different recyclable items from cans and glass to plastic paper and garden waste. All items must be clean, sorted and in the correct containers.
Follow this link to get to the council pages on recycling
which will give you the information you need:
Regarding off campus residences, Avon Way accommodation have recycling bags for paper, cardboard and bottles; however Forest Road House does not have any means to recycle.
For students living off-campus it is also possible to recycle as separate clear bin bags are provided for plastics as well as paper and cardboard. You can ask for these bags at the Albert library. Green recycling boxes are used for glasses and cans and tins and can be picked up in different places depending on where you live. To find out where one can pick one up, click here
The recycling calendar for 2009/2010 is the following:
• Green week collection: Mixed plastics in clear recycling sack; Garden waste in garden waste sacks.
In November 2009: 24th
In December 2009: 8th, 22nd
In January 2010: 5th, 19th
In February 2010: 2nd, 16th
In March 2010: 2nd, 16th, 30th
• Blue week collection: Paper, card and cardboard in clear recycling sack; Glass, cans and foil in recycling box; Clothes and shoes in marked bag.
In December 2010: 1st, 15th, 29th
In January 2010: 12th, 26th
In February 2010: 9th, 23rd
In March 2010: 9th, 23rd
All rubbish bags, recycling bags and green boxes need to be out by 7am on Tuesday mornings.
To find out more, download the pdf file on the recycling guide
The Union runs the No-Waste Graduation sales around the beginning of term to re-cycle students unwanted items and sell them for charity. To find out about re-cycling or giving away unwanted items in other ways try some of the links below: