Kerbside recycling

Help us achieve our goal of recycling more of Wiltshire's waste by putting plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, drink cartons, cardboard, paper, tins and cans into your blue-lidded bin. You can put glass bottles and jars and bagged textiles into your black box.

Recycling collection frequency

Your recycling is collected every fortnight in the following containers: 

  • Up to two wheeled bins for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food cartons, cans and aerosols
  • Up to two black recycling boxes for recycling glass
  • Chargeable wheeled bins for recycling garden waste

To order a new or additional bin, use the online form on new and replacement bins.

If you are unable to store wheeled bins, we may be able to offer you a bagged collection service. Contact us on 0300 456 0102 to discuss the options available.

It is important that materials collected for recycling are clean and dry. Materials should be presented in either blue lidded containers or black boxes. Should you need to put out more waste than can fit into these bins, please ensure you do so in a suitable container such as a reusable shopping bag. Wet cardboard will not be collected so should not be stacked beside your bin.

We ask residents to rinse their recycling for cleanliness purposes and to preserve the high quality of materials collected so that we can maximise the materials sent for recycling.
You can do this with your normal washing up to save water, or any other collected water.

You can view a personalised collection schedule for your address online.

What can I put in my blue-lidded bin?

Empty, wash and squash all plastic bottles and cartons. Leave lids on.

 What can I put in my black box?

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

The garden waste collection service is chargeable. See our  garden waste page for more information.

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.

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

Used cooking oil, batteries, mobile phones, glasses, CDs, DVDs and more - the list is long. You can see a full list on the individual household recycling centre.

Many supermarkets have collection points for batteries or you could check if there are drop off points for other materials at TerraCycle.

Need help putting your bin out?

Apply for assisted collections

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