Waste and Recycling

waste and recyclingThis section is our Waste & Recycling information centre dedicated to helping individuals and organisations reduce waste and foster good environmental practice.

Here you will find a combination of tips and information about schemes that can help people reduce waste throughout Essex.

Remember: The most effective way to minimise your impact on the local and global environment is:

  • Firstly… Reduce!                                            
  • Secondly… Reuse!
  • Thirdly… Repair!
  • And when you can’t do those… Recycle!

Recovery then Landfill should only be considered when the above is just not possible!

Reuse and Recycling Facilities for Essex Residents:

  • Recycling Directory For Essex Provides an alphabetical directory of how to reduce, reuse and recycle all manner of items.
  • Freegle  An effective way of giving away or requesting all manner of items by e-mail. It is free to join.
  • Freecycle  An alternative way of giving away or requesting items by e-mail if freegle does not operate in your area. It is free to join.
  • The Recycling Guide – Easy recycling activities for home and school.
  • Local Recycling Guide – A guide to recycling in Colchester and surrounding areas

And don’t forget your workplace. Make sure you office is green as well, check out this Green Office Guide.