Recycling and Rubbish 
Tel: 01206 282700

Recycling containers and clear bags (click and collect service):
Green recycling box, food caddy (large), food caddy (small), and clear recycling bags: click here
All boxes and bags are free of charge.

Blue Textile recycling bags:
Order from Essex Textiles on 0800 787 9071 or email
You can also report a missed blue textile bag collection via the same means.

Colchester City Council will be distributing clear recycling bags and blue textile recycling bags throughout July. 

To download a recycling calendar: click here 

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

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

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

To report an overflowing litter bin, overflowing dog bin or flytippingclick here 


Colchester City Council will be charging for the collection of garden waste from January 2024.
For more information: click here
The new garden waste collection, which will only be wheelie bins which residents have opted into, starts from week commencing 15th January 2024. Garden waste in subscribed wheelie bins will be collected on the same week as the paper and plastic recycling. Check your recycling calendar for the correct week. 


Recycling Centre
Upland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8DX.
This recycling centre is managed by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Essex County Council.
Tel: 0345 603 7625
Website: WMRecyclingCentre 
With effect from Monday 13th March 2023, residents will need to book a slot to visit a recycling centre. For more information: click here
Poster: click here

Water Butts & Compost Converters
Essex County Council are subsidising water butts and compost converters for Essex residents. To find out more: click here


The following items are available to purchase from West Mersea Town Council office. Open every Monday and Friday morning from 9am to 12pm. 
Food waste caddy bags: 26 bags for £1. Dog bags: 100 bags for £2.
Method of payment: Card only (excluding American Express & Diners Card). No cash or cheques. 
We are a stockist for CCC recycling containers and bags, click here to order for the click and collect service.

To view the West Mersea Town Council waste collections information: click here 

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Contact Details

West Mersea Town Council
10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD


Telephone: 01206 382128

Office opening hours:
Monday & Friday
9am to 12pm.

You can still contact us by telephone and email at other times.