Cotswold District Council launches new recycling campaign urging residents to prepare for change

Cotswold District Council has launched a campaign urging residents to get ready for changes to its recycling and waste services.

The new and improved services, which come into force in March 2020, will allow residents to recycle more than ever before.

The changes include:

  • Improved recycling collections, including new items – textiles and shoes, small electricals, cartons (Tetra Pak) and household batteries;
  • A new cardboard bag for extra capacity;
  • A new outdoor bin for food waste. Residents will no longer be able to put food waste in their garden waste bin (if they subscribe to the service).

Food waste will be collected weekly. Refuse and recycling collections will remain fortnightly, and garden waste collections will also switch to fortnightly.

WATCH this video to learn all the exciting changes the council is making to your recycling services:

Discussing the changes, Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste, Flooding and Environment, said: “We all have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet, recycling more will help us to do this. People here in the Cotswolds already achieve good recycling rates, but we need to do even better. These changes will help make that possible.

“Our new video outlines the key changes we’re making and what households need to do next. I’d recommend residents watch it to familiarise themselves with the changes that are coming in March. They will be receiving a leaflet through the post this week which explains the next steps.”

The details of these changes, and instructions on how to use the new services, will be sent as part of an information pack to residents from the week commencing 3rd February. 

In the meantime, the council is encouraging any residents who do not have two black recycling boxes or an indoor food caddy to order them via the council either by calling 01285 623123, emailing or going to


See CDC web site here for more details, including FAQ’s

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