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Car and van bookings for HRC visits

Only a resident’s own household waste can be accepted at a Household Recycling Centre, the deposit of commercial and/or industrial waste is a criminal offence.

All visits must be booked in advance using the online booking function.

Frequently asked questions:


Yes, the online van booking system remains unchanged. Remember that our Household Recycling Centres are for your own household waste only. It is an offence to dispose of commercial or trade waste at our HRCs. To check if your vehicle falls under this vehicle type, check here.

Please only bring waste that cannot be disposed of through your normal kerbside collections or for which no other disposal options are available. For up to date information on what we accept, visit our what waste can be accepted and excluded page.

If you require help with lifting your waste, please advise the member of staff greeting you at the entrance and you will be assisted.

Swindon Road Recycling Centre is operated by Cheltenham Borough Council and available for Cheltenham residents only.  This sites does not accept certain waste and recycling materials that Gloucestershire County Council Household Recycling Centres accept.  Please visit

No. HRCs are not licensed to accept fly-tipped waste. Waste fly-tipped on private land will need to be disposed of at a private licenced waste site.

Page updated: 08/06/2022 Page updated by: Waste Management

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