COTSWOLD District Council has launched a campaign to help residents get ready for changes to its recycling and waste services.

The new and improved services, which come into force in March 2020, will allow residents to recycle more than ever before.

The changes include:

● Improved recycling collections, including new items - textiles and shoes, small electricals, cartons (Tetra Pak) and household batteries;

● A new cardboard bag for extra capacity;

● A new outdoor bin for food waste. Residents will no longer be able to put food waste in their garden waste bin (if they subscribe to the service).

Food waste will be collected weekly. Refuse and recycling collections will remain fortnightly, and garden waste collections will also switch to fortnightly.

Discussing the changes, Cllr Andrew Doherty, cabinet member for waste, flooding and environment, said: “We all have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet, recycling more will help us to do this.

"People here in the Cotswolds already achieve good recycling rates, but we need to do even better. These changes will help make that possible."

Residents will be receiving a leaflet through the post this week which explains the next steps.”

The detail of these changes, and instructions on how to use the new services, will be sent as part of an information pack to residents on February 3.

In the meantime, the council is encouraging any residents who do not have two black recycling boxes or an indoor food caddy to order them via the council either by calling 01285 623123, emailing or going to