Useful Web Links

For information on planning decisions, open spaces, local councillors and their responsibilities, neighbourhood partnerships etc. see
The amenity group for conservation and planning  issues in Clifton and Hotwells is Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society

Public transport Information:
Ferry Services in the Floating Harbour
City bus service timetables
For scheduling public transport journeys in the South West

Links to local sites of interest:
Clifton Susp:ension Bridge:
Clifton rocks Railway: 
SS Great Britain:          
Tourist Information:     


Plastics Recycling - understand the codes

1 PET Polyethylene terephthalate - Fizzy drink bottles and oven-ready meal trays.
2 HDPE High-density polyethylene - Bottles for milk and washing-up liquids.
3 PVC Polyvinyl chloride - Food trays, cling film, bottles for squash, mineral water and shampoo
4 LDPE Low density polyethylene - Carrier bags and bin liners
5 PP Polypropylene - Margarine tubs, microwaveable meal trays
6 PS Polystyrene - Yoghurt pots, foam meat or fish trays, hamburger boxes and egg cartons, vending cups, plastic cutlery, protective packaging for electronic goods and toys
7 OTHER Any other plastics that do not fall into any of the above categories. - An example is melamine, which is often used in plastic plates and cups.

Home collection black boxes do not accept ANY plastics for recycling. This is as a result of previous studies deeming the collection of plastics on existing black box vehicles to be impractical because of the large volume of plastics and so the space they take up. But new pilot studies for doorstep plastics collection will be undertaken in 2011 in some areas. (Most likely not ours at this point).

The plastic banks in Bristol currently take ALL plastic bottles including PET, HDPE, PP and PS. BOTTLE TOPS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED IN THE BANKS.

At the moment the plastic banks will ONLY accept bottles, NOT any
other plastic. Therefore, non-bottle plastics MUST NOT be placed in
these banks at the present time. However, from late April, the range of materials these banks can take will extend to other plastic packaging.
Meanwhile the two Household Waste Recycling Centres do have additional
plastic bins for "hard and rigid plastics".

Recycling centres near Hotwells

J Sainsbury, Winterstoke Rd, Ashton Gate Bristol BS3 2NS
Books, Cans, Glass, Mobile Phones, Paper, Plastic bags, Plastic bottles,
Shoes, Textiles

Aldi, North Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 1JA
Plastic bottles

Asda, East Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 4JY
Books, Carrier bags, Cartons (Tetra-Paks), Glass, Paper, Plastic bags,
Plastic bottles, Shoes, Textiles

Hereford Street Car Park, Hereford Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 4NA
Glass, Plastic bottles

The White Horse, West Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 3NB

Goldney House Student Flats, Goldney Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 4RB

Richmond Terrace, Richmond Terrace Clifton Bristol BS8 1AB
Plastic bottles

Roo Bar
Clifton Down Train Station Car Park Clifton Bristol BS8 2PN
Plastic bottles

By Lockside Cafe, Brunel Lock Road Hotwells Bristol BS1 6XH
Plastic bottles

Oldfield Place Car Park, Oldfield Place Hotwells Bristol BS8 4QJ
Glass, Paper, Shoes


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