Recycling other items
You can recycle household batteries at the Cotswold District Council offices:
- Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX
- Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton in Marsh, Glos, GL56 0AZ
You can also take batteries to our Household recycling centres.
Recycle real Christmas trees
You can take your real Christmas trees to the following locations where they will be recycled and turned into compost:
The garden centres will take delivery of trees from the first two weeks in January, ready for shredding by the Council's contractor.
Reuse unwanted useful items
Items can be taken to the Fosse Cross recycling site and be placed in their new re-use shop. This is open on a trial basis at the moment and is unable to take any electrical items.
Recycle other items
Low energy light bulbs
You can recycle low energy light bulbs at your local Household recycling centre where there is a special bin for them. You can also take them to our offices in Cirencester and Moreton in Marsh.
If a bulb gets broken please follow these guidelines:
- Make sure the room is well ventilated for 15 minutes
- Avoid inhaling dust from the broken bulb
- Wear rubber gloves, sweep up broken material using a dustpan and brush (not a vacuum cleaner) and wipe the floor with a damp cloth
- Place in a sealed bag and take to your local household recycling centre
- Do not place in your normal household waste bin
For more information on low energy light bulbs and how to dispose of them safely please:
- visit the Recolight website
IT Schools Africa (ITSA) is a Cheltenham based charity that recycles computers and other IT computers (i-Pads/smart mobile phones) for reuse in African schools. In ten years they have sent over 44,000 computers to 1,500 schools in Africa. They need IT equipment to be in working order and computers should be above Pentium 4.
For more information,
- visit the IT schools Africa website
- phone 01242 228800.
Other organisations in the area that recycle computers include:
- Recycle IT computers: 0844 334 9653
- Hemplan Design: 01452 730 015
- For businesses - visit the Eco Green Recycling website or phone 033 0124 3053
Take electronic goods to your local household recycling centre - for a list please:
- visit the recycling banks/centres page
Old mobile phones and chargers for recycling, wrapped in a paper towel to protect them to: The Recycling Centre, FREEPOST LON 6985, Barking, IG11 0ZY.
Envirofone is an online mobile recycling site that will offer you money for your mobile phone even if it is damaged. They provide you with all the packaging to send your phone free of charge. For more information, please:
- visit the Envirofone website
Send these for recycling to:
The Recycling Centre,
FREEPOST LON 6985,
Barking, IG11 0ZY.
You can also get money for recycling your ink or toner cartridges; you can either keep the payment or donate it to a charity. For more details please:
- visit the Recycleaid's website
Many opticians collect unwanted spectacles and then send them to less developed countries where they are re-used. You can also recycle spectacles at household recycling centres.
To offer an item for recycling:
- visit Recycle Now website and upload a photo and description
Registered charities are given first refusal on all items. If the item is not claimed by a charity within 48 hours it is then offered to all other members of the website.
Water filter cartridges manufactured by BRITA
BRITA has launched a new in-store recycling scheme. Recycling bins are now situated in a range of high street stores such as Argos, Cargo and Tesco Kinsgmeadow, Cirencester. Further information can be found on Brita's website.
The BRITA branded bins will be located next to the existing water filter displays in stores. Customers can recycle any BRITA consumer product filter cartridge, including those for the new BRITA water filter taps.
For further information regarding this scheme please contact the BRITACare department on 0844 742 4800.
Please note: Cotswold District Council is committed to supporting the re-use agenda, and we actively encourage residents to use the websites and other contacts listed above. However, we cannot accept any public liability for the safety and/or quality of items offered for recycling.
We encourage all parents to use reusable nappies on their babies and toddlers, as it is a much more sustainable way to manage their waste. Reusable nappies reduce waste, are kinder to the environment and can save you money.
For more information, discount vouchers and special offers for reusable nappies please:
- visit the reusable nappy website