Please remember to pre-book your visit to our Household Recycling Centres

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.

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Amber warning for hot weather from Wednesday 10th August at the HRC's

We are monitoring the weather forecasts for this week and we may need to close our HRCs early afternoon if temperatures are too high for the site staff to safely operate in, so we advise you make your booking as early in the day as possible.  We will update any changes here and on Gloucestershire County Council social media as soon as possible.

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Where it is taken?

Textiles are sent to various locations in the UK & Europe for recycling & reuse. See the locations below:

  • Bitterfeld-Wolfen
  • Green World Recycling, West Midlands
  • CTR Enviro Ltd, Uttoxeter
  • Salvation Army Trading Company Limited, Kettering

What happens to it?


Re-Use 62%
Re-cycle 32%
Energy, Paper and Concrete Production 6%

Green World Recycling

55% reusable

35% recycling

7% for industrial wipes / rags

3% shredded textiles and waste.

CTR Enviro Ltd

Textiles are sorted 85% in the UK, 15% in Europe.

Once sorted:

  • Reusable is sent to the global 2nd hand market
  • Unusable is sent for energy recovery

Salvation Army Trading Company Limited, Kettering

Kettering for resale and surplus goes overseas.

End market

Worldwide as above.

End products

Various as above.

Page updated: 09/02/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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