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All household recycling centres are currently closed due to Coronavirus.

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have
closed all household waste recycling centres with immediate effect.
Recycling centres will not open from Tuesday 24 March onwards, for an indefinite period.
Visiting recycling centres is not included in the reasons for leaving home.
All households should make full use of their kerbside waste collection service, which your local council is making every effort to keep operational for your recycling, green and food waste and general waste.

Covid-19: Waste and Recycling Services

If you have suspected or confirmed Coronavirus and are self-isolating, you need to double bag your used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and wait 72 hours before putting it out for collection. For more information visit our page here.

Waste and recycling contract for schools

The County Council has arranged a waste and recycling contract, which is able to provide recycling collections to all schools in Gloucestershire. It provides a fantastic opportunity to get your pupils involved in recycling and help them learn not only how important it is but how easy and fun it can be.

What does the contract include?

You can recycle the following items:

  • Paper -all types and colours are accepted, including junk mail, magazines and envelopes
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Cans
  • Tetra-paks
  • IT equipment
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Glass bottles and jars

Food waste recycling

All schools in the County can also opt into the food waste recycling contract.

This includes:

  • Free bin rental
  • Bins are replaced at each visit with one that is clean and sanitised
  • Food can be loose or bagged within the bin
  • Contractor will be responsible for any damage to the bins
  • Weekly collection
  • All waste is taken to the Anaerobic Digestion facility in Bishops Cleeve
  • Invoices will be sent direct to sites, once per month

Anaerobic digestion is a natural process that uses bacteria to transform food waste into energy for the national grid.

For further information contact:

John Stephens
Support Services Officer
Gloucestershire County Council

01452 328849

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