Extra recycling boxes will be available for collection again starting from today.

People who need an additional recycle box due to collections now being fortnightly can pick one up, subject to availability, at the following collection points during normal venue opening hours: North Swindon Library, West Swindon Library, Croft Leisure Centre, Dorcan Leisure Complex and Highworth Rec.

Boxes will also be available at Pinetrees Community Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm until 8pm, Fridays midday until 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9am until midday.

More than 3,500 boxes have already been issued to residents in anticipation of the service change, which took effect from the start of last week. It means residents are asked to put out their recycling on the next day they are due a wheelie bin or blue bag collection for general waste. Plastics in clear bags should also be put out on this day.

Demand has been high for additional boxes, so when stock ran out extra supplies were ordered to meet this. It is anticipated demand will remain high and although supplies at venues will be replenished wherever possible, residents may also wish to contact the venue beforehand to check on availability.