Skip to content

Your nearest Household Recycling Centre

2023 Holiday closure days


Open (10am-4pm)


Sun 1 Jan (New Years Day)

  All sites

Mon 2 Jan 2022

All sites  

Fri 7 Apr (Good Friday)

All sites  

Mon 10 Apr (Easter Monday)

All sites  

Mon 1 May (Early May Bank Hol)

All sites  

Mon 8 May (Bank holiday for King Charles' coronation)


Mon 29 May (Spring Bank Hol)

All sites  

Mon 28 Aug (Summer Bank Hol)

All sites  

Sun 24 Dec (Christmas Eve)

All sites  

Mon 25 Dec (Christmas Day)

  All sites

Tues 26 Dec (Boxing Day)

  All sites

Mon 1 Jan (New Years Day)

  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 31st October 2022 - Saturday 25th March 2023

Winter - 10am-4pm

Sunday 26th March 2023 - Saturday 29th October 2023

Summer - 9am-5pm


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.


Page updated: 08/06/2022 Page updated by: Waste Management

Help us improve Gloucestershire Recycles

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.