Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018

Garden Waste FAQs

Garden Waste changes

General

Do I have to move to a wheeled bin?

What items will be collected?

Will assisted collections still be available?

If I do not subscribe to a wheeled bin or purchase sacks will garden waste be collected in black sacks that are presented on refuse day?

Will garden waste will still be taken without charge at Recycling Centre for Household Waste, Canvey Road, Canvey Island?

 

Wheeled bin

When will bins be delivered?

What is the subscription period?

Can I have more than one bin?

What are the dimensions of the bins?

Do I have to subscribe through the online system?

Can I subscribe to a wheeled bin in instalments?

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

Can I use sacks as well as a bin?

Do I need to use sacks within the bin?

What happens at the end of the year?

What is to stop my wheeled bin being stolen?

Can I use my own bin?

Can I share a bin with my neighbour?

Will the council be introducing wheeled bins for other service in the future?

 

Sacks

Why are the council increasing the cost of sacks?

Why are the council stopping the delivery of free green waste sacks?

Can I use up the old green waste sacks I have previously purchased?

Will sacks still be available through the libraries and council sports centres?

Will you still accept bundled material?

 

General

Do I have to move to a wheeled bin?

The subscription service is a completely optional service, residents can continue to use sacks if they wish

 

What items will be collected?

For full list click here:

Garden Waste Collection

 

Will assisted collections still be available?

Yes – these will still be available to those who require them

 

If I do not subscribe to a wheeled bin or purchase sacks will garden waste be collected in black sacks that are presented on refuse day?

No – these sacks will be stickered and returned to your property for re-presenting in the correct method of collection

Garden waste will still be taken without change at Recycling Centre for Household Waste, Canvey Road, Canvey Island

 

Will garden waste will still be taken without charge at Recycling Centre for Household Waste, Canvey Road, Canvey Island?

Yes – there are no changes planned for garden waste at this site

 

Wheeled bin

When will bins be delivered?

Bin deliveries are now taking place you will be notified of your delivery prior to the delivery being made.  Bin will be delivered within 28 days of your subscription date.

 

What is the subscription period?

Subscriptions run from April to March.  The subscription ends 31 March whatever time of year the subscription is taken out.

 

Can I have more than one bin?

Yes – households can have multiple bins - simply request the number of bins that you would when subscribing

 

What are the dimensions of the bins?

H: 1070mm W: 580mm D: 740mm

Capacity: 240 litres

 

Do I have to subscribe through the online system?

The process is very simple and secure

We do not currently accept payments by cash or cheque

 

Can I subscribe to a wheeled bin in instalments?

No – the payment is required to be paid annually in one payment

 

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

The subscription runs from April to March, we do not offer refunds if a resident chooses to stop their subscription early.

For full refund policy please see:  *Terms & Conditions - click here[pdf] 70KB

 

Can I use sacks as well as a bin?

Yes – if you wish to use both methods of collection you can.  You may wish to use sacks as extra capacity if you fill your bin as certain times of the year.

 

Do I need to use sacks within the bin?

No – all material should remain loose

 

What happens at the end of the year?

We will contact you asking whether you would like to continue with your subscription – if you do you will simply be asked to pay for another year.  You will be then sent a bin sticker to prove that you have paid.

 

What is to stop my wheeled bin being stolen?

The wheeled bins will remain the property of the council at all times.

The bin will come with a tamper-proof sticker which identifies the bin to a specific address – if the bin is outside the wrong address it will be removed and returned to the rightful subscriber.

The tamper-proof sticker also has the year written on it to prove payment.

 

Can I use my own bin?

No – the council will only collect council supplied bins.

 

Can I share a bin with my neighbour?

Yes – the bin can only be registered to one property though

 

Will the council be introducing wheeled bins for other service in the future?

No – the council have no plans to extend wheeled bins to other services

 

Sacks

Why are the council increasing the cost of sacks?

The sacks will be significantly increased in specification – the increase in purchase price helps cover the cost of the new sacks

 

Why are the council stopping the delivery of free green waste sacks?

With the introduction of the subscription wheeled bins not every household will require/want green waste sacks

The sacks will be significantly increased in specification – the reduction of free sacks helps cover the cost of these new sacks

 

Can I use up the old green waste sacks I have previously purchased?

Yes – these will still be collected

 

Will sacks still be available through the libraries and council sports centres?

Yes available from:

The sacks are also available from our online shop:

www.biobag-uk.com/castlepoint

 

Will you still accept bundled material?

Logs or branches up to 7cm (3") in diameter and 1m (3') long will be accepted if tied together with twine, no need to attach a sack.

If you have larger quantities of Garden Waste can be collected as a special chargeable Bulky Waste collection, please contact recycling@castlepoint.gov.uk for more information.