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.

County

Metal -cans, scrap metal etc.

Where it is taken?

Scrap metal- SIMS, Avonmouth

Scrap metal- Celsa, Cardiff

Cans- Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd, Moreton Valance

What happens to it?

Scrap metal- SIMS- After separation at Moreton Valance, ferrous and non-ferrous metals sent to UK based metal recycling facilities. Non-Ferrous metal is processed in a metal shredder at Sims and then shipped globally.

Scrap metal- Celsa- After separation at Moreton Valance, ferrous and non-ferrous metals sent to UK based metal recycling facilities. Celsa produce Steel from ferrous Scrap Metal.

Cans- Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd-Steel and Aluminium cans are separated by Smiths, baled and sent for recycling within the UK.

End market

Worldwide

End products

Scrap metal- SIMS- smelted into raw materials for new products

Scrap metal- Celsa- raw materials for new products

Cans- Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd- New steel products, such as bicycle frames, cutlery and new food cans and Aluminium cans

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

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