- Snow procedure
- Press Release: Recycle this Christmas (Dec 2013)
- Press Release: Fly-tipping on the increase (Nov 2013)
- Press Release: Reduction in landfill (Sept 2013)
- Press Release: Summer recycing (July 2013)
- Press Release: New service (Sept 2012)
- New services instructional booklet
- New services introductory booklet
- Press Release: Cabinet agrees waste collection changes
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 the site which enables the recycling of everything from fridges and freezers to electrical appliances, chemicals, oil and car batteries.
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.