Cotswold District Council has announced that it is withdrawing all its plastic bottle recycling banks by the end of this month.
The move follows the successful implementation of a kerbside collection of mixed rigid plastics.
“Residents have welcomed the introduction of fortnightly kerbside plastic collections and have been very keen to use this service since its introduction,” said councillor David Fowles, the council's cabinet member for the environment.
“This has meant that the amount of plastic bottles deposited in recycling banks has declined drastically, and, as planned, we no longer feel that we can justify spending £100,000 of taxpayers money each year to provide them.
"However, we will still continue to provide a range of recycling banks for items such as paper, cans, glass, cardboard and textiles."
The council has launched its ‘Farewell Plastic Bottle Banks!' poster campaign to alert residents to the withdrawal.
“We believe that most people will appreciate why we're doing this,” Fowles explained.