Everyone visiting the Household Recycling Centres are required to pre-book their visit.
This is to minimise queues and congestion on site and to help keep everybody safe.
Local authorities across the UK, including Gloucestershire are working hard to provide the best possible service during the COVID-19 crisis. Waste and recycling crews are designated key workers, and they are doing a fantastic job.
As most of us are now staying at home, more household waste will put pressure on recycling and waste services.
Gloucestershire’s Household Recycling Centres are now closed. Staff shortages may mean changes to services like garden waste collections and removal of bulky items like mattresses, white goods or furniture.
The situation is challenging and can change quickly. It’s up to us all to help.
You can do this by:
When putting out bins you should:
Follow HM Government guidance, which includes:
Full HM Government guidance can be found here:
No. Putting out more waste at the kerbside will put pressure on waste collection crews who are working hard to ensure that everyone still gets a refuse collection during this crisis. All Gloucestershire Councils have strict side waste policies in force. This means no extra bags, and all bin lids need to be able to close fully.
Please hold onto materials which you would have taken to the HRC, and wait until the sites reopen. Placing extra material and unacceptable material in your kerbside bin will create additional problems for both collection crews and waste treatment sites.
If you have excess garden waste, you could consider home composting your waste. This is a great solution for your garden waste that produces a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. For more information see: www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/reduce/composting/home-composting
Putting out more waste at the kerbside will put pressure on waste collection crews who are working hard to ensure that everyone still gets a refuse collection during this crisis Also, most of the materials taken to HRCs are recycled. Putting HRC material into your wheeled waste bin bypasses the recycling process and sends it straight to waste disposal instead. This will costs councils more and is harmful for the environment. Please hold onto your HRC waste and bring it in to the sites when they reopen.
For the latest information on your kerbside waste and recycling collection, see your councils webpage here:
We have lots of tips and advice across www.GloucestershireRecycles.com on how to reduce your waste.
We have some lesson plans available for teachers here www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/schools/information-for-teachers/workshops/ that could easily be adapted to work in a home setting.
Recycle now also have lots of helpful resources www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge along with wastebuster www.wastebuster.co.uk which is a little more child-friendly so perfect for younger children.