On this page: Items you can put in your recycle box, report a missed recycling collection and request a new or replacement recycle box.
Important Information - Changes to Household Recycling Arrangements
Fortnightly Recycle Box Collections
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.
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.
If you still need an extra box because you don’t have spare capacity in your current boxes, an additional recycle box can be collected, subject to current availability and supplies will be replenished, from the following places:
1. Collections from the Pinetrees Community Centre are only available during the following times:
2. For further details please also see: Recycling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
We will undertake a fortnightly collection of dry recyclables, which are collected from Swindon Borough Council recycling boxes. 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)
- 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.
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.
Where a missed collection has been reported that is not a result of the above, we aim to collect your missed waste within 1 working day.
Request a Service or Report a Problem
You can do this in a number of ways:
By telephone to the StreetSmart Team at the Swindon Direct Contact Centre on 01793 445501. For details of the Contact Centre opening hours, please visit the Swindon Direct
In person, by visiting the Swindon Direct One-stop-shop. For details of the address and opening hours, please visit the Swindon Direct