Recycling banks now in place for plastic bottles

The emergency team here at Cheltenham Borough Council is pleased to confirm that five new plastic bottle recycling banks are now in place in the town.

With the thousands of plastic bottles being used during the water shortage, the council urges people to recycle the bottles. The recycling banks are situated at each of the water distribution points:

  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Morrison’s
  • Sainsbury’s (Priors Road)
  • North Place car park

Whilst the banks have only recently been put into place, the demand to use them is clearly very high. Teams of staff from the council are regularly emptying the banks and will continue to do so as often as possible. People are asked remove the lids from the bottles and squash them down, in order to get as many bottles into the banks as possible.

Plastic bottle for recycling

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3 Responses to “Recycling banks now in place for plastic bottles”


  1. 1 Rob Irons 31 July 2007 at 9:20 am

    On behalf of those of us who have had to walk or cycle to get water
    can I urge the Council to consider collecting plastic water bottles with the other recycling collections for the next few weeks. I feel that you would get a much better response in general, and the people
    of Cheltenham who do not own cars would certainly appreciate it.

  2. 2 cheltenhamboroughcouncil 31 July 2007 at 9:53 am

    Thanks Rob – we’re certainly putting in place extra collection capacity at our regular recycling points. I put my own pile of bottles in a recycling bin at North Place car park this morning and noticed that it was getting well used. We’ve also noticed that people are bringing back their empty bottles as they collect full ones so that is one way round it. I’ll pass you comment on to our recycling team.

  3. 3 david 31 July 2007 at 9:03 pm

    please do as other councils and collect them as part of the regular recycling collection – not just now but every week.


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