Great news – we can recycle even more!

26th July 2018, 6:30pm | By chippenhamcem |

From next week 30th July, it will become easier than ever to recycle as Wiltshire Council aims to divert even more waste from landfill to save money.

As well as the usual plastic bottles, cardboard and shredded paper that people can currently recycle, people will now be able to leave these items in their blue-lidded bin:

  • plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • food and drink cartons

Black plastic and plastic films cannot be recycled.

People can continue to recycle the following items in their black box:

  • paper
  • glass bottles and jars
  • tins and cans
  • clean foil
  • empty aerosols
  • bagged textiles and clothes

To add to the convenience, people’s fortnightly collection day and time will remain the same.

Until 30th July, people should continue to use their waste and recycling bins and boxes as usual. Residents can order extra recycling bins if their current bin is no longer big enough, though people are also encouraged to wash and squash their recycling where possible.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, said: “Recycling saves energy, costs less and frees up space in household waste bins.

“It also has less impact on the environment than burying it in landfill or burning it to generate energy, so the more we can recycle, the better it is for all of us. Residents will get an improved service without the confusion of changed collection days – so it’s good news all round.”

In 2017/18, 45.24% of household waste in Wiltshire was recycled and it is hoped the new service will help increase that.

For more information, including what can be recycled in each bin, people should visit: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling

To find out what happens to the kerbside recyclable waste that’s collected, people should visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/what-happens-to-recycling

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Early Years Practitioner – Level 2 Diploma

Early Years Practitione...

City & Guilds L2 Diploma - Early Years Practitione...
Handy volunteers needed at Memory Shed

Handy volunteers needed...

Alzheimer’s Support’s successful Memory Shed is lo...
Great news – we can recycle even more!

Great news – we can r...

From next week 30th July, it will become easier than e...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

OliverPhippsCEM

RT @Chippenhamtcl: Deadline for youth council applicat...
Health & Physical Activity in Wiltshire

Health & Physical ...

Christmas Challenge Walk gets walkers in the festive s...
Waste Not Want Not in Chippenham

Waste Not Want Not in C...

Waste Not Want Not collects items of furniture and ele...
Boost Courses and Functional Skills English

Boost Courses and Funct...

✓ Learn new skills and refresh old skills ✓ Ge...
Volunteer at new gardening group

Volunteer at new garden...

Fans of gardening and the great outdoors are invited t...
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Community Workshops on Housing Design

Community Workshops on ...

Our Housing Topic Group will be hosting three interact...
Volunteer at new gardening group

Volunteer at new garden...

Fans of gardening and the great outdoors are invited t...
Waste Not Want Not in Chippenham

Waste Not Want Not in C...

Waste Not Want Not collects items of furniture and ele...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...

OliverPhippsCEM

RT @wiltscouncil: Due to the recent heavy rainfall, th...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Chippenham charity shop taken over by young people

Chippenham charity shop...

A Chippenham charity shop was ‘taken over’ by the ...
Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support

The Early Help Young People's Accommodation Officer wo...

OliverPhippsCEM

@WiltsLibraries Chippenham Valentines Authors Evening ...

OliverPhippsCEM

RT @WorkWiltshire: There will be information tables at...

OliverPhippsCEM

Having a great evening visiting @ChippCLOGS rehearsing...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...