Waste collections delayed due to severe high temperatures

Colchester Council have confirmed waste and recycling collections will be affected this week due to the continuing severe high temperatures.

Council officials are advising residents waste and recycling collections have been affected today (Wednesday 24th July) and will operate a reduced service tomorrow (Thursday 25th July).

A spokesperson for the Council said: “With temperatures reaching 33 degrees today and the Met Office expecting the July record of 36.7C to be broken tomorrow, the Council has taken this decision for the safety of its collection crews.

“Collections scheduled for Thursday (25th July) will only include black bags/bins and food waste in the areas that were missed today and only where there is a collection due.

“Residents whose plastic, paper and card, textiles, cans and glass recycling and garden waste not collected today and won’t be collected tomorrow, are asked to take these back in and put them out for collection on their next relevant Blue/Green Week in two weeks time.”

Collection of waste and recycling from flats, special collections, and trade waste collections, are said to be unaffected.

Further details on waste collections can be found on the Colchester Council website.