Midweek Closure Days for County Council Recycling Centres

Following the recent announcement about changes to the opening hours of the county council Household Recycling Centres (HRCs), we are now able to let you know which days the individual sites will be closed.

From 28th October Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres will be closed one day mid-week, either on a Tuesday, a Wednesday or a Thursday.

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 will be open from 10am until 4pm, six days a week.

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.

The council collected data from recycling centres and this told us that midweek is the quieter period at our sites. Importantly, 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.

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 information on the closure days and new seasonal times are now online at www.recycleforgloucestershire.com.

Streetbank: A New Way to Share & Reduce Waste

Northleach has been challenged to come up with ideas to reduce waste and recycle more. Here’s one idea that could help us become the gRRReenest community in the Cotswolds:


Have you ever asked your neighbour to borrow something? Have you got a booster seat, a drill, a bike pump, a ladder that just sits in storage most of the time and you wouldn’t mind lending it to someone in your community? Streetbank is a free website and only takes a minute to join. If you add a few things that you’re happy to lend or even give away, or add a skill which may help a neighbour, in return you can see what other people in Northleach are willing to share.

There is a really short video that sums up the whole idea:

Borrowing instead of buying will save us all money and cut consumption in the process. Recently listed by the Times as one of the 50 websites you can’t live without, 1,500 people are meeting through Streetbank every month. We know it works. To make it work in here Northleach, we just need people here to join and start sharing.

Sign up for free to save money, reduce waste and make your community stronger.

Be a part of it at www.streetbank.com.

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