Bank Holiday Collections


Bank Holidays

During the Easter holidays, collections will operate as normal on Good Friday. However, as no collections will be made on Easter Monday, your refuse and recycling will be collected a day later than normal for this week (i.e. if your collection in usually a Monday then the collection will be made on a Tuesday).  Normal services will resume the following week.

Following the May Day, Whitsun and August bank holiday Mondays, all collections will also be made a day later than normal. 

Christmas & New Year Information 2015-16

To see how your collections will be affected over the Christmas and New Year period, please refer to your waste and recycling collection calendar.  If you do not have a calendar you can download one below.  However you will first need to know what day and zone your collections take place to know which calendar applies to your household.  To find your day and zone please use the postcode checker (your zone will be displayed in the lower right hand corner).

Click to view the collection calendar




Please note that the garden waste service will be suspended from Friday 25 December 2015 and resume on Monday 4 January 2016.  If you would like us to recycle your real Christmas tree please leave it at the kerbside on your scheduled garden waste collection day between Monday 4th - Friday 15th January.  Please reduce larger trees to sections no longer than 1.5m.  This service is available to all households. 

We will also collect extra refuse from the kerbside on your first scheduled collection following Christmas Day.  Please put any excess refuse in black sacks and place these beside your black wheeled bin (or alongside your beige sacks if you are not on the wheeled bin service).

Please don't forget to recycle at Christmas.  Remember there are over 30 recycling sites across the district with cardboard banks being located in the main town centres.  Find your nearest recycling bank site here.  The Household Recycling Centres at Broadwell, near Coleford, and Hempsted, Gloucester are open every day (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day) between 9.00am - 6.15pm and accept a wide range of materials. 

In the event of severe weather affecting services, please call our dedicated helpline number 01594 812666 (recorded message) for more information or visit the Bad Weather page.

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