Recycling and Waste

All information on this page is from the Wiltshire Council website, and all links will take you there.
What-happens-to-my-recycling-map-2017 from Wiltshire Council Website

Videos on the Wiltshire Council website show how the recycling process works and what happens next to cans, glass and paper and also more about collection services.

Download the council’s End Use Register containing information showing where all recycling from residents in Wiltshire goes.

Where does my non-recyclable waste go?

  • The council works hard to reduce the waste that is sent to landfill
  • Recycling is not the only way that we do this
  • We have a contract to divert 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year to Northacre Resource Recovery Centre in Westbury, Wiltshire, which converts non-recyclable waste into a fuel
  • We also divert 50,000 tonnes of waste to Lakeside Energy from Waste facility in Slough. This converts the waste into energy

Recycling performance

  • Wiltshire’s current recycling rate is 43.78% (as at end March 2017)
  • Wiltshire Council reports waste and recycling performance. You can download the latest report in the downloads section.
  • Our contractor, Hills Waste Solutions, manage all of the waste and recycling collected from Wiltshire Council’s residents
  • Hills regularly review and summarise this and report back annually. You can download the latest report here

Waste management strategy

  • The Wiltshire Council Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy was formally adopted by the County Council and the four District Councils in 2006
  • In November 2016 Wiltshire Council’s cabinet approved an update to the strategy. You can download a copy here


Non Kerbside Recycling