The closure of bottle banks near a Gloucestershire barracks is just one of the measures being taken as security is tightened across the West ahead of next week's Nato summit.
Although the event – the first to be held in the UK for 24 years – is in South Wales, there will be a significant knock-on effect on this side of the water.
Forest of Dean District Council said the recycling bins near Beachley Barracks, near Chepstow, will be closed until Monday, September 8.
A local man, who asked to remain anonymous, believes they have been closed to avert any security threat.
The two-day gathering of more than 60 world leaders takes place on September 4 and 5 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, which previously hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup gold tournament.
Meanwhile, hotels in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol, as well as in Newport and Cardiff, have reported a rise in bookings.
West Country police forces will co-operate with their counterparts in Wales and a no-fly zone will be in place during the summit for parts of south Wales and Bristol and it could also affect planes flying in Gloucestershire.