More Recycling Banks for Cheltenham

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More Recycling Banks for Cheltenham

As part of a £120,000 investment to improve recycling around the borough, Cheltenham Borough Council will be installing 15 new cardboard recycling banks and a further 6 plastic bottle banks.

The new banks will be installed at 12 Recycling Bring Sites around the town by the end of June, with a further 3 locations to be confirmed by the end of July 2007.

The cardboard banks are for household cardboard only, which must be clean (that is, no food contamination) and folded flat. The plastic bottle banks are for plastic bottles only, including drinks bottles, detergent bottles and shampoo bottles.

The new cardboard banks will be at the following sites:

Bath Terrace
Coronation Square
Sainsbury’s, Tewkesbury Road
Sainsbury’s, Priors Road
North Place car park

With new plastic bottle and cardboard banks at the following sites:

St James’ car park
Prince of Wales Stadium
Queen Elizabeth playing fields
Old Pats, Everest Road
Church Piece car park

There will also be a skip for shredded paper installed at the Recycling Centre on Swindon Road.

Beth Boughton, waste management officer said: ‘’The residents of Cheltenham have shown themselves to be dedicated to recycling as the recycling rate increased to 30% last year. We are constantly seeking ways to help increase this figure even more and make recycling accessible to all residents.’’

Councillor Rob Garnham, cabinet member for environment said: ‘’Delivery of these recycling banks shows that we do what we say we will do. I am delighted to be able to provide the public with what they have been asking us for – more opportunities for plastic and cardboard recycling. The people of Cheltenham are already excellent at recycling and these extra banks will help us all to help the environment’’.

For more information on recycling in Gloucestershire, including details of what you can recycle and where, please visit

Posted : 21/06/2007 10:02:10

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