Avoid the rush at household recycling centres this bank holiday

"The recycling centres are really popular year round but extra busy over bank holiday weekends. If you are visiting a centre, we’d recommend avoiding peak times"
Steve Read, Head of the Joint Waste Team

Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team is asking residents to plan their visit to the household recycling centre to avoid queuing this May bank holiday.

Recycling centres are located at; Fosse Cross North of Cirencester, Oak Quarry near Coleford, Pyke Quarry West of Horsley near Stroud, Wingmoor Farm at Bishop’s Cleeve and Hempsted, Gloucester.

These five recycling centres will be open every day across the May bank holiday; the best times to avoid queues will be between 9am – 10am or 4pm – 6pm.

Sorting out recyclable items such as electrical goods, paper, cardboard, plastics and bottles before setting out will also help reduce the amount of time spent at a centre.

At the very busy Hempsted recycling centre, a relief road will be opened up to help people leave the site quickly.

Steve Read, Head of the Joint Waste Team said, “The recycling centres are really popular year round but extra busy over bank holiday weekends. If you are visiting a centre, we’d recommend avoiding peak times.

Paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, cans and textiles can be taken local recycling sites located all over the county including supermarket car parks. Local recycling banks make it easy to recycle and then shop in one trip, saving time and mileage.”

The Swindon Road recycling centre in Cheltenham is also open 7.30am – 4pm on Saturdays and 9am – 1pm on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays. This site is open until 7.30pm on regular weekdays during summer time.

Those using a van, pick-up or large trailer are reminded to pre-book before they visit by using the online booking system, or by calling 0845 602 9344 to avoid being turned away.

To find out where your closest recycling site is, or for further information about recycling there or at home, visit www.recycleforgloucestershire.com

Posted: 30/04/2015 09:36:34

Tags: Recycling centres | Cotswolds | household recycling centre


Add your comments:

Your name


Advertise on the Cirencester websiteCirencester website designAdvertise on the Cirencester website

Advertising your business here costs from £145 + VAT per annum
See the Advertising section for more details

Do you have a Cirencester related news story?

If you have a Cirencester related news story you would like to tell us about, please email news@cirencester.co.uk

Recent News Stories

Attractions announced for the 29th Cotswold Show
Plans are well underway for the Show to be held in Cirencester Park on 1st and 2nd July 2017 with new attractions announced. Now in its 29th year, it remains one of the Cotswold''s most popular rural events, with its winning mix of family entertai...
Posted : 16/05/2017 13:06:16

Local business wins national kitchen award
Local kitchen manufacturer Parlour Farm has won a prestigious national kitchen award. The Cirencester based company topped the ‘Studio Partner of the Year’ category at this year’s Häfele Studio Partner Awards. The ceremony, wh...
Posted : 11/05/2017 16:42:02

Cirencester Fleece Fayre 2017
Cirencester Town Council in partnership with Abbey 900 will be hosting Cirencester’s first Fleece Fayre, celebrating the history of the wool trade in our beautiful town. As part of the Abbey 900 celebrations, the event will bring the community toget...
Posted : 26/04/2017 19:50:41

Santa Monica High School Choir to perform in Cirencester
Starting off their 2017 Performance Tour of England, The Madrigal Ensemble and Chamber Singers of Santa Monica High School will be performing on Tuesday 04 April, 2017 at 12:45 PM at Cirencester Parish Church. The choir performs frequently throughout...
Posted : 11/03/2017 17:57:49

Council will save thousands on printing and mailing costs
Cotswold District Council has agreed a measure which will save taxpayers thousands of pounds on the cost of printing and mailing Council Tax, Council Tax Support, Business Rates and Housing Benefit documents. Meeting on 19 January, the CDC Cabi...
Posted : 08/02/2017 19:44:26


Events in the Cotswolds