Recycling and Rubbish 
Tel: 01206 282700

Clear recycling bags will be delivered to each household in the Borough from mid July 2022. If you have run out of clear bags, please order through the link below. 

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

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 


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 

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, Tuesday and Friday morning from 9am to 12pm. 
Food waste caddy bags: 26 bags for £1
We accept card payments (preferred method, excluding American Express & Diners Card).
We are a stockist for CBC 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, Tuesday & Friday 9am to 12pm.

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