Collection and disposal of waste in Swindon costs around £14m per year


Recycle more, waste less


We collect from 97,000 households. This includes 84,000 houses and 13,000 communal buildings like flats

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We use 9 refuse trucks,

13 recycling trucks, 4 garden waste trucks and 2 narrow access trucks

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We carry out more than 150,000 collections per week

On average each Swindon household put around half a tonne of waste in their black bin/blue sack last year. Each tonne costs £120 to process

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44,435 tonnes of non-recycled waste was collected in 2017/18 from black bins / blue bags


6,448 tonnes of paper and card, 3,386 tonnes of glass bottles and jars, 835 tonnes of cans,

1,980 tonnes of plastic, 5,925 tonnes of garden waste was recycled in 2017/18

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27,972 tonnes of waste was taken by the public to Swindon’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Cheney Manor in 2017/18. 66% of all HWRC waste is recycled

In 2017/18 we collected a total of 92,522 tonnes of waste and recycling of which roughly...

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40% was re-used, recycled or composted

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56% was converted into fuel at Swindon’s solid recovered fuel (SRF) plant in Cheney Manor


4% was sent to landfill