Wiltshire Council has scaled back its plans to axe all the county’s mini recycling centres, with 14 town centre sites set to remain.

In March the council said it would close 126 centres across Wiltshire in a bid to save £100,000, saying its kerbside recycling programme meant they were no longer required. But after a public consultation it says 14 of the larger sites will be retained for a 12-month trial.

It said: “We recognise that some residents continue to combine trips to local supermarkets and town centres with bringing excess recycling to these sites.

“These sites typically use larger ‘skip-type’ containers and are serviced by different vehicles to that used to service the larger number of smaller sites which used wheeled bin containers. ”

The remaining sites are mostly at supermarkets in Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Malmesbury, Devizes and Royal Wootton Bassett, and will continue to accept glass, cans and paper.