Recycle Box Collections – Swindon Council says sorry to residents who need an extra recycling box

Swindon Borough Council LogoExtra recycling boxes will not be available for collection starting from Sunday 9th February due to an unforeseeable delay and the Council apologises to residents for any inconvenience caused.

People who still need an additional box are encouraged to connue putting any surplus recycling in alternative plastic containers or carrier bags and collection crews will pick it up as a temporary measure.

The box delay is due to a problem with the supplier and we are working hard to ensure they are delivered and available to pick up at the collecon points as soon as possible, hopefully at some point next week.

More than 3,500 boxes have already been issued to residents who need an extra one to accommodate the weekly to fortnightly recycling collection service change, starting Monday, 3 February.

The recycling changes mean that residents are asked to put out their recycling on the next day they are due a wheelie bin or blue bag collecon for general waste. Plastics in clear bags should also be put out on this day.

There are various ways people can make the most of space in their recycle boxes, including squashing tins and cans, breaking down any cardboard boxes, stacking bottles neatly and putting shredded paper into a large envelope or cereal box.

For further updates on extra box availability and more informa1on about the service change, please see

Cllr Richard Hurley, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Housing and StreetSmart, said: “I would like to personally apologise to all residents who sll need an extra box and reassure them that we are doing all we can to make boxes available as soon as possible. I appreciate this will be frustrating for some residents and encourage them to keep recycling by pung any surplus in alternave plastic containers or carrier bags for crews to pick up as normal. Thank you for your continued patience whilst we work to resolve this as a priority – your co-operation is really appreciated.

StreetSmart can be contacted via the links on the SBC website, or by emailing them at

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