REMINDER: Check your recycling bin collection date in Wiltshire

REMINDER: Check your recycling bin collection date in Wiltshire

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:56am 9th March 2020. (Updated at 2:48pm 9th March 2020)

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Don't get caught out by the changes being introduced to the BLUE-lidded bin and black box.

For some of us in the county, the changes will mean having to drag those bins out to the kerb on a completely different day of the week.

Households in the Downton area for example will see their collection day change from a Thursday to a Tuesday whilst residents in the Bishopdown Farm area will swap from a Friday to Monday.


More items will be collected in the BLUE-lidded bin.

Recycling Wiltshire Council

That leaves just glass bottles and jars along with bagged textiles in your black box.


Wiltshire Council say they're changing the recycling system to "make it even easier for people to use."

The recycling vehicles are all new and in most cases will take both the blue lidded bin and black box.

Different sections in the vehicle will ensure the contents stay separate.

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

"These changes will encourage people to recycle more and will also 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."

Wiltshire Council Recycling Bins
There could be a few changes to your collections from now on, so we're asked to check the new calendar


Wiltshire Council say letters have been sent to every household in the county informing them of their recycling collection day under the new system.

You can check online for your future dates and download a collection calendar.


We've had a bit of clarity on this from Wiltshire Council.

They've said the letters to households will be sent out on the day of your last collection of the previous service.

In a statement, a spokesman said: 

"For example, if your last collection day on the old service was Friday (6th March), you could expect to receive your letter tomorrow (Tuesday 10th March), or perhaps on Wednesday (11th), and as your first collection of the new service would be until midweek next week, you’d have your letter in plenty of time."

That means the households whose services changed first have received their letters first.

There are NO changes to your household waste or the chargeable garden waste collections.

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