Local recycling banks

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There are several different types of recycling banks in the borough. Please see below for the locations and what can be recycled.
 

Recycling bank locations

  • Bishop's Cleeve - Tesco, Church Road:
    Blue recycling banks, cardboard, lightbulbs & household batteries, foil, textiles.
  • Brockworth - Tesco, Delta Way:
    Lightbulbs & household batteries, textiles.
  • Churchdown Parish Council car park, Parton Road:
    Blue recycling banks, lightbulbs & household batteries, textiles.
  • Tewkesbury - Morrison's, Ashchurch Road:
    Blue recycling banks, cardboard, lightbulbs & household batteries, foil, textiles.
  • Tewkesbury - Spring Gardens (Cascades) car park:
    Blue recycling banks, cardboard, foil, textiles.
  • Winchcombe - Back Lane car park:
    Blue recycling banks, cardboard, lightbulbs & household batteries, foil, textiles.

Blue recycling banks

In the large blue bins you can recycle plastic bottles and plastic containers, tins and cans, glass bottles and jars and paper based food and drink cartons. The different materials can be recycled together in the same bin, there is no need to put the items in separate recycling bins.
 

Card and cardboard banks

At some of the above sites, flattened cardboard can also be accepted in specially adapted blue banks. Please flatten the card to it fits through the hole in the lid of the bin. This also allows more cardboard to be stored in the bin reducing the number of vehicle visits to collect.

Please do not leave items for recycling on the floor, this is classed as fly tipping.
 

Foil banks

Aluminium foil is collected by the Adult Opportunities Centre and they sort, bale and sell it on for recycling. You can collect foil individually, in your group or organisation and take it to the AOC in Station Road if you prefer. Please put only clean aluminium foil in the bank. They will also take collections of aluminium cans.

Please wash foil before taking it to be recycled.
 

Lightbulb and household batteries banks

The banks are specially designed to safely accept and store bulbs that will be collected by the council's partner, Recolight. Please open the chute and carefully place the light bulbs loose inside the drawer. They will safely roll into a storage area inside the bank. Household batteries can also be recycled in these banks in the separate drawer.
 

Garden plastics, plant pots and video cassettes

The Butterfly Garden project based at Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham can accept garden plastics and video cassettes for recycling. This includes items such as plant pots and trays, broken plastic watering cans, compost bags, cell trays and plug trays and plastic ornamental containers.

More information on the Butterfly Garden project for children and adults with learning difficulties who are keen to learn new skills, please visit thebutterflygarden.org.
 

Textile banks

Please make sure you put textiles and shoes in the banks tied up in carrier bags. This prevents the items becoming damaged or soiled and makes the collection process much easier and quicker.

These banks only accept clothes, shoes, bags, belts and linen. Please do not put duvets or pillows in the banks.