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Recycling services to change in Wiltshire

Recycling services to change in Wiltshire

Published by Jack Deery at 5:38am 11th February 2020.

3 minute read

The council say they are making it even easier for people to use.

Many households across Wiltshire will see their collection day change as the way recyclables are collected will be updated. 

As part of it's pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, the council will be introducing more efficient routes for it's vehicles. 

It will also see more materials able to be put in the blue bin. 

The changes are: 

  • In the blue lidded bin you can recycle: cans, tins, aerosols, paper, cardboard, cartons, foil, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • In your black box you can recycle: glass bottles and jars and bagged, dry textiles
  • The blue lidded bins and black boxes will be emptied fortnightly on the same day, using new recycling collection vehicles.
Wheelie bins December 2016 1 (Mike Draper)
Many homes will see their collection day change

Letters will be sent out to every house to make them aware if their collection day is going to change and once they have received them they can also go online and print off a calendar. 

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste said:

"These improvements to the kerbside recycling service will make it even easier for people to recycle their waste and help us increase the amount of waste we recycle.

The collection day changes will improve the efficiency of our rounds and reduce the number of vehicles on our roads. Fewer vehicles mean we will reduce our environmental impact and contribute to our aim of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2030." 


The new recycling collection service is set to happen from 24th February to 24th March.

The letters sent out will say the last date of the black box and blue lidded bin collection under the current system and the date of their first one under the new method. 


Wiltshire Council have also released the following advice to help improve efficiency:

  • Wash and squash all cans, tins, plastic and cartons where possible 
  • Bottles, jars, cans, cartons and aerosols should be empty; lids can be left on
  • Flatten cardboard boxes to make more room in your bin. 
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