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Find out about the refurbishments to recycling centres.

Wiltshire Council has appointed a new contractor to run nine of its eleven household recycling centres – FCC Environment.  

While we are changing these sites, we will also be refurbishing them and, where possible, improving the layouts. This will mean each site is closed for between one and two weeks.  These closures will take place between October and December 2017.

When one site in the area is closed, other local sites will be open so that if your trip is urgent, there are places that you can go.  

Please make sure you take note of the closure days.  All sites are open between 10:00 and 16:00 5 days per week - Saturday, Sunday, Monday two other weekdays.    

Please check which local sites are available before you travel. 



PostcodeClosed fromReopens onNormal closure days
MarlboroughSN8 4AN02/10/201712/10/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
WarminsterBA11 8PE11/10/201720/10/2017Wednesdays and Thursdays
EverleighSN9 5HN23/10/201728/10/2017Wednesdays and Thursdays
MelkshamSN12 6QT30/10/201711/11/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
SalisburySP2 7NP09/11/201718/11/2017Thursdays and Fridays
TrowbridgeBA14 8RL13/11/201726/11/2017Thursdays and Fridays
AmesburySP4 7RX21/11/201701/12/2017Tuesdays and Wednesdays
DevizesSN10 2EU29/11/20179/12/2017Thursdays and Fridays
Stanton St QuintinSN14 6BD04/12/201718/12/2017Thursdays and Fridays
PurtonSN5 4HGRemains openRemains openTuesdays and Wednesdays
Lower ComptonSN11 8RBRemains openRemains openWednesdays and Thursdays
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Please be aware that specific skips may be in slightly different locations from time-to-time due to operational reasons. 

Site staff will be on hand to help and direct you. 

You may want to try and pack your car with the new site layout in mind to ensure easy unloading.

If you have large items or a lot of recycling to dispose of, please try to bring someone to help you if possible. 

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FAQs

Where possible, we are making improvements to the site layouts to improve traffic movements in and out of the sites.  

There will be new mobile compaction site machinery which will mean that sites should not have to close during the working day in order to have containers exchanged for empty ones.  This machinery will stay within designated operating areas when sites are open to the public.  

The sites will have their white lining refreshed and new containers. 

The site signage and staff uniforms will be updated.  

There will be some increase in options to donate reusable items, including tools, haberdashery, and bikes.

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The current contract for Wiltshire’s household recycling centres with Hills Waste Solutions ended in October 2017. The council tendered this service to ensure it provides the best value for money. FCC were awarded the contract to manage nine household recycling centres which are owned by the council.  Hills Waste Solutions currently own and operate Purton and Lower Compton household recycling centres under contract to the council and will continue to do so. 

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From 2 October 2017, the contractor for the nine council-owned household recycling centres will be FCC Environment.

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FCC formally took over the responsibility for managing the sites from 2 October 2017. Initially sites will look the same until after the refurbishment work has been completed. 

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Yes – staff employed by Hills Waste Solutions to work at the household recycling centres were transferred to FCC Environment.  

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Where possible, we are making improvements to the site layouts to improve traffic movements in and out of the sites.  This has not been possible at all sites due to space constraints.

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FCC were awarded the contract to manage nine household recycling centres which are owned by the council.  Hills Waste Solutions currently own and operate Purton and Lower Compton household recycling centres on behalf of the council and will continue to do so. 

This means that we do not need to close the sites in order to swap equipment and make changes to layouts. 

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Household recycling centres can be operated in a number of different ways, with different methods used to compact materials placed in the skips. We need to compact the waste to maximize the amount of material we can get in the skips, in order to make the transportation of the waste as efficient as possible, and keep vehicle movements to a minimum.  This also helps keep the skips available for use during the working day.  FCC operates a number of different contracts across the country using different methods of compaction. They have concluded that a mobile compaction unit (similar to a JCB) which can be used to compact materials in most skips will be the best option for Wiltshire’s recycling centres.  This will mean that all skips will need to be accessed by steps.  Site staff will be available to help anyone who has difficulty climbing the steps. However we would encourage residents to try to bring someone to help them if possible if they have large items or a lot of recycling to get rid of, especially at times when the sites are particularly busy.

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If you have items that you think are reusable, please do not take these to the household recycling centres.  Instead visit our Large Item Reuse and Collection page for reuse options in Wiltshire. Alternatively, you can take other items to your local reuse charity or charity shop.

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Last updated: 29 November 2017 | Last reviewed: 29 November 2017