New look and layout for Cheltenham’s household recycling centre

Published on 14th August 2019

Recycling operator by red skip

Following feedback from residents earlier this year, improvements have been made to the household recycling centre.

Improvements to Swindon Road household recycling centre have been completed and the site was re-opened yesterday (Tuesday 13 August) by Cllr Steve Jordan, leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, and Cllr Chris Coleman, member for clean and green environment along with Vision 21 chief executive, David Entwistle  and trustee Peter Clegg.

The changes to the site can now be viewed online, showing the new layout of the site to ensure the best use of the space, new signage, new larger bring banks, line painting and safety barriers to keep the public safe as well as refurbished or replaced existing skips for hard plastics, wood, batteries and foil.

Cllr Chris Coleman member for clean and green said: “It is great to see the site improvements and I am committed to maintaining a household recycling centre in Cheltenham.  We all now need to work together towards zero waste on the site and across Cheltenham. 

“We’ve recently seen, through bag splitting, that 70% of black bag contents are recyclable (food, plastics, tins, glass, paper, cardboard and textiles). 

“I would encourage all residents to fill in the online waste and recycling survey and tell us how they use the site so we can look to make further improvements to encourage more recycling.”

Paper copies of the survey are available at the council’s Municipal Offices, Cheltenham Borough Homes resource centres, and the town centre library for those residents unable to access the on-line survey at

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Image: David Entwistle, chief executive officer of Vision 21, tries out the new recycling skips.

The latest recycling survey runs until 13 September.

The council’s last survey ran from December 2018 to January 2019