Tin can collection banks are to be withdrawn across Tendring due to the increasing contract costs of the service.

However residents will still be able to have cans taken away as part of their kerbside collection.

There are currently 18 collection banks across the District and they will be removed at the start of next month. It is hoped that Tendring District Council (TDC) will be able to replace them with textile banks and the idea is currently being investigated.

Michael Talbot, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said it was important to let people know about the changes. “We are in a position where the contract for the can banks is going up and we have to look at ways to reduce our costs – not see them rise,” he said. “As tin cans can still be put out in the green boxes for collection by Veolia, our waste and recycling contractors, people will not be losing this service.”

The only difference is that foil trays could be deposited in the banks – but cannot be put in the green boxes and need to go with the normal household waste.

Anyone who needs extra recycling boxes can pick them up free of charge from collection points in Brightlingsea, Clacton, Frinton, Great Bentley, Harwich, Jaywick, Manningtree, St Osyth, Walton and Weeley.

Full details can be found on TDC’s website, www.tendringdc.gov.uk

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