All Household Recycling Centres are open for PREBOOKED VEHICLES ONLY

Visitors to all Household Recycling Centres are required to prebook their visit in order to gain access to these sites. Social distancing is required on site, and in order to minimise queues and waiting times the number of booking slots available is limited. For more information click here.
Make a car booking here. Make a van/trailer booking here. Strictly only one visit per household per day

Covid-19: Waste and Recycling Services

If you have suspected or confirmed Coronavirus and are self-isolating, you need to double bag your used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and wait 72 hours before putting it out for collection. For more information visit our page here.

Waste Less, Recycle More

This September, we are launching Gloucestershire’s NEW Waste Less, Recycle More Campaign to encourage people to buy what you need, eat what you buy and recycle any remaining food using your weekly recycling collection. Find out more here.

Reusing unwanted items

Who can I contact to offer my unwanted items to someone else?


Local organisations:

British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical stores take donations of any good quality, unwanted furniture and electrical items.
Tel: 01452 401980.

Emmaus have a secondhand superstore in Gloucester, and shops in Nailsworth, Cheltenham and Stroud and collect donated furniture and white goods from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud valley and surrounding areas.
Tel: 01452 413095

Furniture Recycling Project (FRP) helps create a better community through the reuse of furniture, electrical and household items.
For donations or  enquiries please contact our shops:

Gloucester (01452 302303)

Forest of Dean (01594 844419)

Cheltenham (01242 220296)

Tewkesbury (01684 292745)

Forest Furniture Bank (Browns Traders) helps those in need by giving away the furniture (and various other household items) people donate to them to those who have none.  They aim to better preserve and protect the environment (for the public benefit and future generations) by promoting waste reduction and recycling.  For more information visit the Forest Furniture Bank Facebook page or call: 07802 648796.

Forest Upcycling Project trains and works with unemployed people in the Forest of Dean and can collect unwanted furniture and electrical items free of charge.  The items are then made available to disadvantaged groups.
Tel: 01594 368240

glow bike projectGloucestershire Bike Project is a not for profit social enterprise. They have a continually changing stock of adults and children's bikes, which once refurbished, are offered for sale at their Barton Street workshop.
Tel: 01452 690979.

IT Schools for Africa is a registered charity that collects old computer equipment and distributes it free to schools in Africa. 
To donate equipment please call 01242 228800 or email

Reclaim, based in Cheltenham, is Vision 21's furniture re-use project, which redistributes good quality second hand furniture, household items, bikes and paint at a reasonable price to the public.  It also offers voluntary placements and support for up to 15 vulnerable adults. Free collections are offered locally. 
Tel: 01242 228823

Roundabout, Evesham based charity which recycles and reuses household furniture and effects donated from the public and distributed to those in need. 
Tel: 0870 116 3230.

Stroud District Furniture Bank helps residents recycle their unwanted furniture, appliances and bric-a-brac by providing a free removal service.  Items are then offered to families and individuals in need at affordable prices. 
Tel: 01453 367260.

Our Household Recycling Centres also accept items for reuse, as well as recycling. Every site also collects bikes for the Gloucestershire Bike Project. Please ask a member of site staff for more details.

We are currently piloting a reuse shop at Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre and invite members of the public to visit it during site opening hours.


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