Extra Boxes for Glass and Cans - FAQs | Colchester Borough Council

Winter support

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses and communities throughout winter.

Extra Boxes for Glass and Cans - FAQs


Find out information about why we are providing extra green boxes for glass and cans and when it will start.


  • Why we are providing an optional extra green box for glass and cans.
  • Find your nearest Collection Point for clear bags, white garden bags and recycling containers


Why are you providing an extra container for glass and cans?  

A second green box should make it easier as glass can go in one and cans (including aerosol cans, jar lids and foil) can go in the other. It would also be more efficient for the crew when they collect your recycling.  

Having a second green box is entirely optional and you can still use the one green box for your glass and cans.  


Where can I get an extra box?  

These are available right now from your local Collection Point. Search with your postcode to find the stockists in your area.