Recycling provision has been set-up at a flats complex in Brightlingsea after close working between Tendring District Council (TDC) and the accommodation managers.
Large bins collecting plastic, cans, paper and cardboard have been installed in the underground car park of the Waterside Marina complex in the town.
In total nine recycling bins have been put in place, with plans to increase the amount after Christmas and to further increase the number if there is sufficient demand from the more than 200 properties.
The scheme came about after representations from the ward councillors and close working between TDC and the management company of the flats.
Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the council was always looking at ways to further boost recycling.
“Increasing recycling rates at flats in the district was always planned to be the focus after the initial roll-out of our revised waste service last year, as we know it is an area which can be improved upon,” Councillor Talbot said.
“I am pleased that this scheme has been well-received by the management company, and we hope that others in the district will consider a similar measure so that together we can improve recycling in Tendring.”