Local recycling banks

Row of different coloured recycling banksLocations of recycling banks

See a list of local recycling bank locations with details of what materials are accepted at each location.


You can recycle any plastic bottles, washed and squashed, such as shampoo, milk, detergent and bleach. A number of locations are now accepting mixed plastic - items such as yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs, ready-meal trays and plastic fruit punnets as well as the full range of plastic bottles. However, this does not include any black-coloured plastic, plastic bags or cling film (or any other kind of film).


You can recycle household cardboard only, which must be clean (no food contamination please) and folded flat.

Please place all items for recycling in the appropriate bin. If the containers look full please check, it is often the case that items just need to be pushed further in to the body of the bin. Please do not leave items outside the bin as this encourages fly tipping.

If a bank is full and needs emptying please let us know on 01242 264244.

VHS recycling

Take any unwanted or disused VHS tapes to the HRC, Swindon Road or The Butterfly Garden, Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SL to be recycled.

The Butterfly Garden is a charity helping people of all ages with disabilities.

Further items

Further items can be recycled at the Swindon Road recycling centre, or have a look at further ways to recycle.