Corsham Recycling Hub was set up in October 2021 with the aim of enabling residents to recycle typically hard-to-recycle packaging. It is located in the car park of the Springfield Community Campus and was launched with the help and support of Wiltshire Council, Corsham Town Council and the Martingate Co-op. It is entirely volunteer run and we currently have over 10 volunteers who help with opening and closing the Hub, emptying bins, sorting and boxing the recycling and transporting it to its onward destination.
Up until the end of October 2023, the Recycling Hub has raised £3,701.13 for charity and 3,988 large bin bags’ worth of waste has been recycled and kept out of landfill.
Packaging recycled at the Hub includes packaging from biscuits and cakes, make up and skin care, oral care, bread bags and bakery products, Pringles, cheese, Babybel and Ferrero Rocher. Also collected for recycling are spectacles and sunglasses, pens, ink cartridges, other soft plastics and there’s even a bubble wrap swap bin! Please note, that we can no longer accept medicine blister packets for recycling and the confectionery scheme has recently ended (though confectionery packaging can now be added to the soft plastics bins).
Many of our schemes raise money via Terracycle, a company that specialises in recycling hard-to-recycle waste, for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Marie Curie.
Our organiser, Cllr Jane Roberton has recently won the Green Award category at the BBC Radio Wiltshire Make a Difference Awards for her work setting up and running the Recycling Hub.
2,078 pairs of spectacles collected for the Lions’ Recycle for Sight campaign and reused in developing countries
3,696 inkjet cartridges collected, refilled and reused
243 kgs of oral care packaging recycled (that’s a lot of toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes!)
189 kgs of Pringles tubes recycled
Address and Opening times
Address – Corsham Recycling Hub, Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham SN13 9DN
Opening times – Wednesday 10am-7pm, Friday/Saturday 10am-4pm
If you are interested in volunteering at the Recycling Hub, please contact Jane Roberton (Tel: 07929 996729).