NO more homes in Colchester will receive wheelie bins in the near future, according to the council's waste boss.

As part of a huge shake-up of waste collection which was rolled out in the summer, some 12,000 households in Colchester were handed the bins.

Speaking at a meeting of Colchester Council cabinet on Wednesday, borough councillor for Old Heath Lee Scordis (Lab) said some residents in his ward who did not have the bins, wanted to see them introduced to their homes.

But cabinet member responsible for waste Jessica Scott-Boutell (Lib Dem) said there were no immediate plans to do so.

She said: "We would need the evidence comparing wheelie bins areas with black sack areas.

"At the moment we do not have the historical data to base this on."