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Collection and service charges

Please see below the complete price list for the Business Recycling and Waste collection service.

Please note that VAT no longer applies to the Colchester Borough Council Business Recycling and Waste collection services. Therefore, the prices shown are all inclusive.

Invoices can be paid by monthly direct debit or twice a year following invoicing. Details of payment methods can be found on the reverse of your invoice.

Supply/Service

for

Per

Cost £

Duty of Care Certificate - administration charge  

All

per year

29.50

Regular cardboard/paper recycling collection

Business

per year

530.99

Regular cardboard/paper recycling collection

Schools

 

*FREE

Non contract customer cardboard/paper recycling collection

Business

per occasion

41.29

Clear Sacks - cardboard/paper recycling

Business

per 25 sacks

26.55

Clear Sacks - cardboard/paper recycling

Schools

Per 25 sacks

*FREE

Green Sacks

Business

per 25 sacks

38.14

Green Sacks

Schools

per 25 sacks

32.42

Delivery charge - sacks

All

per delivery

FREE

360 ltr Bins - emptying   For GLASS recycling

Business

per occasion

4.68

360 ltr Bins - hire

All

per week

1.40

360 ltr Bins - emptying      

Business

per occasion

6.48

360 ltr Bins - emptying 

Schools

per occasion

5.73

660 ltr Bins - hire

All

per week

3.04

660 ltr Bins - emptying

Business

per occasion

10.43

660 ltr Bins - emptying

Schools

per occasion

8.40

1100 ltr Bins - hire

All

per week

3.69

1100 ltr Bins emptying

Business

per occasion

12.34

1100 ltr Bins emptying

Schools

per occasion

10.43

Re-signing fee (following non compliance with regulations)

All

per occasion

56.56

Please keep this sheet and ensure that all members of staff are fully aware of the Duty of Care regulations and procedures shown overleaf.

Any breach of these provisions and requirements may result in your collection being stopped, a fixed penalty or prosecution.

* This is only available for schools that have a Colchester Borough Council Business Waste Collection

All businesses, schools and some residential associations that have recycling and waste collected by Colchester Borough Council need to have a current Duty of Care Certificate.

You are legally required to

  • Complete and return the certificate to us as a producer of waste. An invoice will be sent to you for payment. Non return of the Duty of Care may result in your recycling and waste not being collected.
  • Inform us of any changes in the details during the year by completing a new form. Contact us as per the details below.
  • To ensure that you comply with legal requirements please complete and return the form as soon as you can, retaining a copy for your own records.

Failure to have a Duty of Care in place for your business can result in a £300 fixed penalty notice or prosecution. Breach of Duty of Care is an offence with a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine if convicted on indictment.

If you are using our waste bins you can arrange to pay your invoice by Direct Debit. Please tick the box and complete the form when you sign the contract.

Business Waste Bags

If your business in the town centre and use the green and/or clear bags to dispose of your business recycling and waste, please note the following:

  • Collections are made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm onwards
  • To help keep our streets clean and safe please put your bags out no earlier than 3:30pm on the day of collection. Please do not obstruct the highway or footpaths with the bags.

If your business is not in the town centre your waste collection will occur on the same day that the domestic waste is collected in the area and your clear bag recycling will be collected fortnightly on the same day as the domestic recycling. You can check your collection day online or contact us using the details below. Please do not put out your business recycling and waste until you have confirmed your collection day.

Green waste and clear recycling bags are purchase online and are delivered free of charge. You will need to have completed, returned and paid for your Duty of Care before doing so.

If your business runs out of recycling or waste bags, you must not place your recycling or waste out for collection in any other container. The collection crew will not collect recycling or waste put out in bags other than the ones that we sell. The use of alternatively coloured sacks is not permitted and may be considered an offence.

If you fail to keep to these guidelines you could be prosecuted.

If you have any questions regarding business recycling and waste or for further information please:

Or write to:

Professional Support Unit

Colchester Borough Council

Rowan House

33 Sheepen Road

Colchester

Essex

CO3 3WG