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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Message from the Mayor of Castle Point Council Councillor Colin Riley and the Leader of the Council Councillor Norman Smith

Other Collections

Questions

Why did you introducing a fortnightly non-recyclable collection?

Fortnightly non-recyclable (black sack) collections were introduced as it believed that a weekly collection is no longer necessary. With the extension of the recycling collection service to include a weekly food waste collection, there should be no items to be contained within the non-recyclable sack that cannot be kept for a fortnight.

The non-recyclable collection will be within a grey sack, only items that are not able to be recycled within any of the recycling collection schemes should be placed within these sacks.

In the food waste consultation, 73% of respondents told us that they would be happy with a fortnightly non-recyclable collection.

The non-recyclable (black sack) collection will be on alternate weeks to the pink sack, glass and textile collections.

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I am worried having a fortnightly non-recyclable waste collection will cause it to smell and increase the chance of animals getting to it?

With the new weekly food waste collection your non-recyclable waste should only contain a few items which cannot be recycled, there should be nothing that will smell or attract animals.

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If I produce a lot of non-recyclable waste and have limited storage what can I do?

It should be possible for you to recycle 90% of your waste. This will reduce your non-recyclable waste and free up some space.

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