Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Recycle Box Collection

Your recycling collections are now collected fortnightly. This means your household waste wheelie bin, recycling box and plastics (in clear bags) will all be collected fortnightly on the same day.

Blue bag households are also moving to fortnightly recycling collections; your collection day will remain unchanged. This will not affect blue bag households rubbish/waste collections, which will continue to be weekly. 

The following items can be included:

  • Mixed paper and card (no bigger than the recycling box lid)
  • Glass (no broken glass)
  • Food and drink cans (must be cleaned out)
  • Foil (clean only)
  • Aerosols
  • Mixed Textiles and Clothes (placed in a plastic bag inside the box)
  • Tetra Paks (the type of carton often used for fruit juice, etc.) should not be included in your recycling box, but they can be recycled in a different way and so need to be taken to a 'recycling bring site'.

For details of the collection days for your household please see Refuse and Recycling Collection Days.

Your recycling box must be placed at the nearest point of your property to the Highway by 7.30am on your day of collection.

Please note: We will not collect your recycling if it does not meet the requirements stated above. If your recycling has not been collected, we will place a sticker explaining the reason why it has not been collected.

Extra Recycle Boxes

There are various ways people can make the most of space in their recycle boxes, including squashing tins and cans, breaking down any cardboard boxes, stacking bottles orderly and putting shredded paper into a large envelope or cereal box.

​The criteria for boxes is as follows:

  • New Residents will receive 2 boxes
  • Replacements for lost/stolen/broken boxes and lids are free of charge - please state whether the box is old style orange or new style black for replacement lids.
  • If an additional box is required there will be a charge of £5.00 for supply and delivery. Alternatively you can collect one from the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Waterside for a cost of £4.50.

To request an additional or replacement box please e-mail streetsmart@swindon.gov.uk or call 01793 445501.

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