Midweek Closure for County Recycling Centres
Dear Parish & Town Councils,
Following the recent announcement about changes to the opening hours of the five county council Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) (news item here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershire-county-council-news/news-september-2018/changes-ahead-for-your-recycling-centres/ ) I am 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 .