Colchester

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Colchester is a town in Essex, east England. It is known as "Britain's oldest recorded town" and has a University with around 9000 students.

Dumpster diving

Wivenhoe

  • Co-op (address: 2 The Ave, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AH). How to get to the bins: Underneath behind some cage door that might be open. (Last checked: January 2011)
  • The University is a good place to reclaim what many of the international (or sometimes more local) students leave behind at the end of the year. The best places to check are the South Courts as this is where local divers got most of the good stuff, including printers, posters, and even a guitar! The best time of the year is June/July and then again in September when 'Masters' students are finishing. WARNING - Be careful of security though, they might not be fond of skippers there, so best to say you're a student and just leave when they ask you to - they're very unlikely to call the cops if you do this (many of them are nice, just feel they're doing a job etc.) (Last checked: September 2008)
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