Recycling noticeBetter plastic recycling service comes into force 30th July 2018

From July 30th, Wiltshire residents will be able to recycle more plastic materials in their blue bins, including: plastic pots, tubs and trays, drink and food cartons. Full article here on the village website, and further information here on the Wiltshire Council website

Download a leaflet: Recycling_Leaflet-2P-Wiltshire-Good-to-Know-May-2018_v4a
Download a poster: Recycling_A4-Poster-Wiltshire-Good-to-Know-May-2018_v3b

Proof of Address scheme at recycling centres

FROM 1st APRIL 2018 a proof of address scheme will be introduced at Wiltshire’s household recycling centres. Click here for full story.

2018 New Year garden waste collections

Garden waste collections resume week commencing 8th January, but will be one day later than normal, with a catch up collection on Saturday 13 January. All collections will return to normal on Monday 15 January 2018.

Recycle your tree with your garden waste
You can leave your real Christmas tree alongside your garden waste bin on your garden waste collection day in January. If your tree is large, please cut it into manageable pieces. Alternatively, you can take it to any of Wiltshire’s 11 household recycling centres. All real Christmas trees are composted.

Household recycling centre opening times
All centres are open 10am – 4pm, five days per week. Please check which days your local household recycling centre is open before travelling (links below).

Christmas & New Year 2017/18 waste and recycling collection changes, and recycling centre opening hours…


Links to Wiltshire Council services…

Update 4th September 2017: Household recycling centre refurbishment programme

Please see the General Notice here

Download the full Briefing Pack: Briefing Note 330- Appendix 1_Recycling centres

Table of closures:

recycling centre refurbish closures 2017

UPDATE 7th August 2017: The future of Waste Collection and Waste Management Services

Following the decision made by Cabinet in January 2016 to award contracts to Hills Waste Solutions for:

  • Lot 2 (management of nine council owned household recycling centres) and
  • Lot 5 (waste collection including the co-mingled collection of dry recyclables with separate glass)

…the council was subject to a legal challenge from FCC Environment.

The claim has now been dismissed so the council is able to award contracts. The resolution of the legal challenge has resulted in the contract for Lot 2, management of the household recycling centres owned by the council, being awarded to FCC Environment and the contract for Lot 5, collection of waste and recycling, being awarded to Hills Waste Solutions.

The transfer of operation of the nine council-owned recycling centres to FCC Environment will take place on 2 October 2017. FCC Environment will work with the council and Hills Waste Solutions, the incumbent contractor, to ensure a smooth transition. FCC Environment plan to carry out a phased programme of site improvements over the coming months with work expected to be completed by the end of the year. Details of the timetable of improvement works will be confirmed soon with the aim of causing a minimum amount of disruption to residents. The nine council-owned HRCs are sited at:

  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Everleigh
  • Marlborough
  • Melksham
  • Salisbury
  • Stanton St Quintin
  • Trowbridge
  • Warminster

The new waste and recycling collection contract will commence on 30 July 2018 and the council will be working closely with Hills Waste Solutions to ensure a smooth transition. When the new service begins people will receive a simplified recycling service, with black boxes to be used solely for glass collection and blue lidded bins able to take all other recyclables, including a wider selection of plastics and drink and food cartons. Residents will be informed of all the details about the new service in the coming months.

The following contracts awarded to Hills Waste Solutions will also commence on 30 July 2018:

  • Lot 1 (provision of a materials recovery facility for sorting dry recyclables, transfer stations and two household recycling centres located at Lower Compton and Purton)
  • Lot 3 (composting of garden waste)
  • Lot 4 (treatment and landfill of residual waste).

The current contracts with Hills Waste Solutions for landfill and recycling and with FCC Environment for waste and recycling collection in the west of the county have been extended until 29 July 2018 to ensure that service delivery is maintained.

The council will work with FCC Environment, Hills Waste Solutions, the trade unions and our staff to mobilise the new contracts and maintain and improve service delivery.

The council has positive working relationships with both service providers, and expects this to continue through the transition period and into the new contract arrangements.

If you have any questions, please contact

Tracy Carter
Associate Director Waste and Environment
01225 713258