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Kerbside recycling

Help us achieve our goal of recycling more of Wiltshire's waste by putting your plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, drink cartons, cardboard, paper, tins and cans, into your blue-lidded bin or bag (keep items loose; don't put them inside each other, and never put them in a carrier bag inside your recycling bin or bag). Glass bottles and jars should go in your black box.

If you need additional recycling containers, you can request these using the online form (opens new window). You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.

What you can put in your blue-lidded bin

Extra items that cannot fit in your blue-lidded bin may be presented beside the bin in a suitable container, such as a plastic storage box. To prevent paper and cardboard getting wet, these items should be inside the bin, but plastic and tin items and cartons can be presented next to the bin.

What you can put in your black box

What can you put out for recycling next to/on top of the blue-lidded bin

How can I recycle other items?

Other plastics

Many items, including clean plastics such as plant pots, packaging and rigid plastics including toys and garden furniture, can be recycled at your local household recycling centre.

Many supermarkets have collection points for carrier bags and plastic films, you can find these using a recycling location locator (opens new window).

Clothing and textiles

If textiles and shoes are in good condition, please consider donating them to charity as it helps them to raise funds. Textiles are also accepted at our household recycling centres.

Other items

At the household recycling centres we can take used cooking oil, batteries, mobile phones, glasses, CDs, DVDs and more - the list is long. You can see a full list on the household recycling centre page.

Many supermarkets have collection points for batteries and plastic bags, or you could check if there are drop off points for other materials at TerraCycle (opens new window).

Pool accessories such as goggles, floats, armbands and swim caps can currently be recycled at four swimming pools across Wiltshire (Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury, the Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham, Trowbridge Sports Centre and The Vale Community Campus in Pewsey.)  See Recycle the unrecyclable at your local swimming pool!.

Need help putting your bin out?

If you find it difficult to put out your rubbish and recycling bins or bags, you can apply online for an assisted collection.

Apply for assisted collections

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