Midweek closure days and seasonal opening hours

Please remember all visits must still be pre booked online here. 

2021 Holiday period


Open (10am-4pm)


Fri 2 Apr (Good Friday)

All sites  

Mon 5 Apr (Easter Monday)

All sites  

Mon 3 May (Early May Bank Hol)

All sites  

Mon 31 May (Spring Bank Hol)

All sites  

Mon 30 Aug (Summer Bank Hol)

All sites  

Fri 24 Dec (Christmas Eve)

All sites  

Sat 25 Dec (Christmas Day)

  All sites

Sun 26 Dec (Boxing Day)

  All sites

Mon 27 Dec

All sites  

Tues 28 Dec

Hempsted, Pyke Quarry and Wingmoor Farm Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross

Weds 29 Dec

Hempsted, Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross Pyke Quarry and Wingmoor Farm

Thurs 30 Dec

Pyke Quarry, Wingmoor Farm, Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross Hempsted
Fri 31 Dec


All sites  

Sat1 Jan (New Years Day)

  All sites

Sun 2 Jan 2022

All sites  

Mon 3 Jan 2022

All sites  


Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be closed one day mid-week, either on a Tuesday, a Wednesday or a Thursday and changing to seasonal opening hours.


Seasonal opening times (6 days per week):

Sunday 21st March 2021 - Saturday 30th October 2021

Summer - 9am-5pm

31st October 2021 - Saturday 25th March 2022

Winter - 10am-4pm


Site specific day closures:

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.


Please note all HRC's will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Why we changed our opening hours:

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 change to seasonal opening hours and open six days a week.


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


To find your nearest alternative site click here.


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