A large historic town sitting on the commuter belt into London, Colchester is one of Britain’s fastest-growing towns. It was once the capital city during Roman Britain and is thought to be the oldest recorded town in Britain. Connected to London via the A12, Colchester is also a short 45-minute drive from Stansted Airport and only 20 miles from the passenger ferry port of Harwich.
In 2014, Colchester was estimated to have around 180,420 residents, although substantial building works in the surrounding towns and villages, including Stanway and Wivenhoe, have seen this number shoot up. This is also increased by the large University of Essex that sits on the outskirts of Colchester and the Army barracks and garrison, which is home to an estimated 4,000 military personnel.
It is a prosperous area with its own football club and historic castle. During July 2012-June 2013, 74.9% of the working age population in Colchester were in employment. The council in Colchester are working to reduce unnecessary waste and improve recycling in the area. For homeowners and small businesses, this will include fortnightly collections for general rubbish, the introduction of wheelie bin collections, free recycling sacks and a second free green box so glass and cans are able to be separated when recycled.
In 2009/10, Defra found that 36% of household waste in Colchester was sent for reuse, recycling or composting; this increased to 40% in 2010/11.
How we can help
At Business Waste, we can provide specialist waste management in Colchester. From collections to recycling, disposal of trade waste to providing skip hire for the removal of bulky items, we’re able to ensure your business premises are clear of hazardous or otherwise unwanted waste. This is important to ensure you are compliant with the Duty of Care legislation.
We can collect wheelie bins, front-end loaders, roll-on/off containers and skips ensuring any kind of rubbish and recycling produced by your business is not missed or ignored, no matter the size. We also operate on a 24/7 basis and can provide free bins, frequent collections and a free audit.
Please note: We’re unable to offer household waste collection or tipping services. Please see the residential waste hub section at the bottom of this page for help with this.
Business Waste offers commercial waste services for business and commercial organisations throughout the Colchester area.
We pride ourselves on aiming for zero landfill, which is important for a community such as Colchester that places recycling at the heart of its future plans. We’re able to help support your business with its eco-friendly ambitions and can talk you through all the ways in which you can ensure you’re recycling as much waste as possible.
Not only will this boost your green credentials with the Colchester business community, it will help you to save money and put serious investment back into the local area. Get in touch with us today for a no-obligation waste audit where we can help you design a bespoke recycling collection service that meets your needs.
We offer a range of services to help you keep on top of your waste management, enabling companies operating within the Colchester area to dispose of their waste responsibly. We collect all types of waste and offer competitive pricing that will ensure you’re getting the best value service for the most affordable cost.
Unlike the local Colchester council, we are able to collect clinical and hazardous waste, including from laboratories and healthcare services. As well as collecting from Colchester, we are able to make collections from the surrounding villages and towns including Stanway, East Bergholt, Tiptree, Dedham, Bures, Fingringhoe, Marks Tey, Mistley, Nayland Stoke-by-Nayland and West Mersea. Contact us today for a free quote within the hour or to get your business booked into our collection schedule.
Business Waste Colchester
Sorry, Business Waste does not currently offer household collections in your area.
Your nearest recycle centres in Colchester can be found at the following locations:
The best way to contact Colchester council to find out information on bin collection days, missed bin collections and much more. You can visit the website here
Service is really good, had many problems in the past with previous suppliers however since been with Business Waste I have not had any problems what so ever. From the start of the agreement the sales team was really helpful and helped with my requirements. I am in a very tricky location with not much room to store a container however I was provided with many options from the sales rep to accommodate my requirements. Customer Service from the staff is outstanding. Definitely recommend 100%.
Great friendly service and really helpful staff!