COTSWOLD District Council is joining forces with Gloucestershire’s Joint Waste Team and Recycle Now for National Recycle Week.

From Monday September 25 to Sunday October 1, the council is urging more people to recycle.

New research has found that 49 percent of the UK population admit to not always recycling their aerosols – including deodorants, shaving foam and hairspray.

Aerosols can be recycled again and again without any loss of quality.

They may be made into parts for mobile phones, dishwashers or even turn up as another aerosol can.

Research from Recycle Now has calculated that if every household in Gloucestershire recycled just one more aerosol, enough energy would be saved to power a typical primary school for over 8 months.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC cabinet member for environment, and chairman of Gloucestershire’s Joint Waste Committee, said: "We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Recycle Week and it’s not just aerosols which are being forgotten about.

"Items such as glass bottles for perfume and aftershave, plastic bottles for shampoo, hair conditioner and shower gel, as well as cardboard toilet roll inners and toothpaste boxes are items which often get overlooked when it comes to recycling in the home.

"All of these items can be recycled to create new products so we’re asking everyone to rethink their normal morning and bed-time routines to make sure they recycle their bathroom packaging. Recycling just a few more items can make a big difference – and the bathroom is a good place to start."

During Recycle Week the public are being reminded that all waste and recycling local authorities in Gloucestershire accept empty aerosols, glass bottles, plastic bottles and cardboard as part of the kerbside service offered to households.

To find out more about recycling in the county visit or to find out more about Recycle Week visit