Important message from Swindon Borough Council regarding Waste & Recycling Collections

Due to a surge in staff shortages because of the continued impacts of COVID-19 and current staff sickness, alongside a national shortage of HGV drivers, we’re currently unable to provide our standard recycling service.

From today (19 July) all households across the Borough will move to a temporary four weekly recycling box collection (paper, cardboard, tins, glass). All other waste collections remain unchanged.

Due to the complicated nature of the collection rounds, please read the below information carefully.

If your recycling collection is due this week (week commencing 19 July), you should put your recycling boxes out as normal. If your recycling is collected, your next collection will take place in four weeks’ time (week commencing 16 August). If your recycling is not collected within 24 hours, please bring it in and put it back out on your next collection day in two weeks’ time (week commencing 2 August).

If your recycling collection is due next week (week commencing 26 July), you should put your recycling boxes out as normal next week. If your recycling is collected, your next collection will take place in four weeks’ time (week commencing 23 August). If your recycling is not collected within 24 hours, please bring it in and put it back out on your next collection day (week commencing 9 August).

We will keep this under regular review and will return to our normal service as soon as possible. We’ll let you know as soon as anything changes and our website is currently being updated with further advice.

During this period the recycling crews will be collecting additional recycling, providing it is presented in sturdy containers. Excess cardboard must be broken down into manageable pieces and bundled neatly next to recycling boxes ready for collection.

Please note these changes don’t affect black wheelie bin, blue bag, plastic recycling, food waste, garden waste or clinical waste collections. If you receive any of these services, these will continue as normal.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please share this message with friends, family and neighbours in Swindon Borough, as well as those you know don’t have internet access.

 

Overnight closures 23 July 2021 until 7th September 2021

There will overnight closures affecting parts of Junction 15. The junction will be open as usual during the day and at weekends.

13 July to 10 August - 8pm to 6 am Monday to Friday

The east side of the junction 15 roundabout will be closed and there will be no access onto the roundabout from the A419 southbound. The M4 westbound exit-slip and the eastbound entry-slip will also be closed.

11 August to 7 September - 8pm to 6 am Monday to Friday

The west side of the junction 15 roundabout will be closed and there will be no access onto the roundabout from the A346 northbound or off the roundabout to the A419 northbound. The M4 eastbound exit-slip and the westbound entry-slip will also be closed.

 

Works will be carried in preparation of the new A419 northbound onslip. These works will be carried out between 8pm- 6am from Monday 2nd August for five nights.

The A419 northbound carriageway between the White Hart Junction and Rat Trap Junction will be closed. Drivers will be diverted via Greenbridge Roundabout and Swindon Road to re-join the A419 northbound at Rat Trap Roundabout.

Work will be carried out overnight for 2 nights on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th July between the hours of 19:00 and 06:00 on the eastbound approach and westbound exit of the Gablecross roundabout  A420

The A419 Southbound on-slip from the White Hart Roundabout will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am each weekday until 10th July 2021.

Drivers will be diverted onto the northbound A149 where they can re-join the A419 southbound at the Honda (South) roundabout.