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Midweek closure days and seasonal opening hours

2019 Holiday period


Open (10am-4pm)


Tue 24 Dec

Hempsted, Pyke Quarry and Wingmoor Farm

Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross

Wed 25 Dec (Christmas Day)

  All sites

Thurs 26 Dec (Boxing Day)

  All sites

Fri 27 Dec

All sites  

Sat 28 Dec

All sites  

Sun 29 Dec

All sites  

Mon 30 Dec

All sites  

Tue 31 Dec

Hempsted, Pyke Quarry and Wingmoor Farm

Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross

Wed 1 Jan 2020 (New Years Day)

  All sites

Thurs 2 Jan 2020


Fri 3 Jan 2020

All sites  


From 28th October 2018 Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be closed one day mid-week, either on a Tuesday, a Wednesday or a Thursday and changing to seasonal opening hours.


Seasonal opening times (6 days per week):

27th October 2019 - 29th March 2020

Winter - 10am-4pm

29th March 2020 - 25th October 2020

Summer - 9am-5pm


Site specific day closures:

On Tuesdays, Fosse Cross (Cirencester) and Oak Quarry (Coleford) will be closed.

On Wednesdays, Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) and Wingmoor Farm (Bishops Cleeve) will be closed.

On Thursdays, Hempsted (Gloucester) will be closed.


Please note all HRC's will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Why we are changing our opening hours:

As the evenings get colder and darker, the HRCs across the county receive almost 30 per cent less waste and recycling. In order to reflect this and save taxpayers money, HRCs change to seasonal opening hours and open six days a week.


The council collected data from recycling centres and this told us that midweek is the quieter period at our sites. Residents will have a reasonable alternative recycling centre with this closure pattern, by closing sites at opposite sides of the county. The new opening arrangements and how the sites are used will be monitored. The closure rota also means HRCs in the county will still be open on Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday, which are especially busy days at the sites. 


To find your nearest alternative site click here.


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