Information on Wiltshire Council’s Waste and Recycling collections can be found here:

This includes up-to-date information on what is collected and changes to routine collections.

Bulky items such as white goods, furniture and electrical appliances can often be re-used, and a list of charities which may be interested in collecting items can be found here

If items are unsuitable for re-purposing, you can take them to your nearest Household recycling centre for disposal. For details of the nearest Household Recycling Centre, which currently is located in Lancaster Road, Bowerhill, Melksham, please visit this link. Please note – Melksham Recycling Centre is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

If a charity is unable to collect your items and you are unable to take your items to the Household Recycling Centre, Wiltshire Council offers a chargeable collection service for large items.

There are also accredited commercial companies in and around Melksham which offer a wide range of rubbish clearance services, including a same day collection.

It is important to remember that all householders have a duty of care to ensure that any rubbish removed from their house in done so in the right way. They can put the waste in their black wheelie bins ready for their collection day, they can take it to the tip, or they can pay someone to dispose of the waste for them – as long as they check that the person has a waste carrier licence and they check where the carrier is going to take it.

To check if a contractor is licensed to carry waste, call the Environment Agency on 08708 506506, or contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0102 or email











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