Changes are being made to the kerbside recycling collection service which Wiltshire Council say will make it easier for people to use.

The way in which recyclable materials are collected will change and this means that many households will see their collection day change.

This will allow more materials to be placed in the blue lidded bin.

More efficient routes will also see fewer collection vehicles on the road, which will further reduce the council’s impact on the environment as part of its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Letters are being sent to every household in Wiltshire to inform them of their new collection day.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste said “These improvements to the kerbside recycling service will make it even easier for people to recycle their waste and help us increase the amount of waste we recycle.

“The service changes will take place from February 24 to March 20, so we are asking people to look out for a letter which will tell them the dates of their last black box and blue lidded bin collection under the current system and the date of their first collection under the new system.

"Once they have received their letters, people can also visit our website to find out when their recycling collection day will be under the new arrangements.

“The collection day changes will improve the efficiency of our rounds and reduce the number of vehicles on our roads.

"Fewer vehicles mean we will reduce our environmental impact and contribute to our aim of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2030.”

In summary, the changes are:

• In the blue lidded bin you can recycle: cans, tins, aerosols, paper, cardboard, cartons, foil, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

• In your black box you can recycle: glass bottles and jars and bagged, dry textiles

• The blue lidded bins and black boxes will be emptied fortnightly on the same day, using new recycling collection vehicles.