Waste/Recycling

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, the Recycling Centre, Town Council office and West Mersea Library are all closed to the public.
Colchester Borough Council will be collecting 4 x 60L black bags (fortnightly) and food waste (weekly). CBC will not be collecting recycling, please store your recycling in a safe place. 
Latest news update from CBC: click here 
Garden Waste collections suspended: click here 
Recycling collections suspended: click here

Recycling Centre
Upland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8DX.
This recycling centre is managed by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Essex County Council.
Email: waste.management@essex.gov.uk
Tel: 0345 603 7625
Website: recycleforessex 

Recycling Bags and Boxes
For more details on recycling see the Colchester Borough Council website.
Email: recycle@colchester.gov.uk
Tel: 01206 282700
Website: colchester.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/

Free Garden Waste Sack Process
To order free Garden Waste Sacks: click here

Free recycling bags and boxes
To order free green recycling boxes, large food caddy, small food caddy or clear recycling bags: click here

To apply for an assisted collection please complete online form: click here 

To apply for an exemption if you feel that 3 black bags a fortnight is inadequate please complete online form: click here 

To report a missed collection please complete online form: click here 

To download a recycling calendar: click here 

Recycle for Essexread more

WMTC Waste Contract read more 

The following items are available from West Mersea Town Council office:
Dog poop bags: 100 bags for £1.50
Food waste caddy bags: 26 bags for £1
Green recycling box: free (with voucher)
Clear recycling bags: free (with voucher)
Food caddy boxes (small and large): free (with voucher)
Garden bags: free (with voucher)
We do not sell black bags
Vouchers available from Colchester Borough Council, see links above.

West Mersea Library (High Street) also stocks the food caddy bags, recycling boxes, clear recycling bags and garden bags.
Website: west mersea library