The Forest of Dean District Council is responsible for collecting all domestic waste and recycling within the district. In addition to collecting refuse on a fortnightly basis, we also collect dry recycling (paper, glass, tins, aerosols, domestic batteries) and garden waste from the kerbside which is collected on the alternate fortnight. Since July 2012, residents have been able to recycle their food waste from the kerbside. This is a weekly service. We also provide recycling facilities for a wider range of materials such as cardboard, plastics and textiles at local recycling sites located across the district. Last year (April 2012 to March 2013) the district sent over 15,000 tonnes of waste to landfill. While this is a huge reduction compared to previous years there is still much more that we could all do.
A wide range of items can also be recycled at the district’s Household Recycling Centre. Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for managing the site which enables the recycling of everything from fridges and freezers to electrical appliances, chemicals, oil and car batteries.
Since April 2013, the oversight of waste management, recycling and street care services was passed to a Joint Waste Committee. This is a joint waste partnership comprising Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council and the Forest of Dean District Council. Click here to find out more about the role of the Joint Waste Committee FAQs Jan 14.
To find out more about how the local district and borough councils in Gloucestershire work in partnership with the county council, including information about our Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, click here.
Find out when your bins are emptied
When there is a Bank Holiday Monday, please remember that collections will take place a day later than stated.
Collections due during Christmas week and New Year week may also be different than shown on the address postocde search below. To find out when you can expect your collections to take place during the Christmas period please visit our BANK HOLIDAY COLLECTIONS page.