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Case Studies > Recycling Bring Sites - Cheltenham Borough Council

CouncilCheltenham Borough Council is a mainly urban authority and covers an area of approximately 18 square miles .  Within the borough there are currently 54,915 domestic properties with plans to increase this significantly over the next 17 years to satisfy demand.

The council offers a fortnightly kerbside recycling collection to all residents. This service is supported by a 'bring bank' recycling scheme for residents that wish to recycle more frequently, or residents with limited storage.

Ubico took on the management of the bring sites for Cheltenham Borough Council in April 2012 and has continued to collect the waste in the same format as the council.  In 2014 the council decided to trial a mixed plastics recycling scheme at a number of the busier bring sites. The trial proved a huge success and CBC has decided to continue running the service.

Ubico currently services banks at 15 sites in and around Cheltenham, offering recycling facilities for:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Mixed Plastics

We employ a team of two full time loader/drivers in the team, both have an outstanding knowledge of the local area and have extensive experience at managing the sites. All staff members are fully trained and competent in manual handling and skip operations and work in accordance to industry approved risk assessments and safe systems of working. To ensure the safety of not only our employees, but also members of the public, our supervisors carry out regular, un-announced quality checks to ensure that our teams are working safely at all times.

Our crews and vehicles are based at our Swindon Road depot in Cheltenham with easy access to Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester and the Forest of Dean. We are fortunate to be able to tip the recycling on site at our base on Swindon Road.