Festive period recycling and bin collection dates

Revised waste and recycling collections

Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will make the following changes to collection days: (please note that crews will be working on Saturday 29 December, 5 January and 12 January).

Normal collection Revised collection
Monday 24 December Thursday 27 December 
Tuesday 25 December Friday 28 December
Wednesday 26 December Saturday 29 December
Thursday 27 December Monday 31 December
Friday 28 December Wednesday 2 January
Monday 31 December Thursday 3 January
Tuesday 1 January Friday 4 January
Wednesday 2 January Saturday 5 January
Thursday 3 January Monday 7 January
Friday 4 January Tuesday 8 January
Monday 7 January Wednesday 9 January
Tuesday 8 January Thursday 10 January
Wednesday 9 January Friday 11 January
Thursday 10 January Saturday 12 January
Friday 11 January Monday 14 January
Monday 14 January Tuesday 15 January
Tuesday 15 January Wednesday 16 January
Wednesday 16 January Thursday 17 January
Thursday 17 January Friday 18 January
Friday 18 January Saturday 19 January

The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 21 January 2019.

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross is operated by the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership and is open from 10 am to 4 pm (winter hours) on every day of the week apart from Tuesdays. It will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The HRC is located 6 miles north of Cirencester just off the A429.  For details of all HRCs in Gloucestershire plus a wide range of information about recycling best practice please:

North Cotswold district residents should note that we have an agreement permitting the use of the Shipston on Stour recycling centre in Warwickshire. For more information and opening times for that site, please:

Christmas tree shredding

Please also note that your real Christmas tree can be shredded (and then composted) provided it is taken to Batsford Garden Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh (GL56 9QB), Dobbies Garden Centre near Cirencester (GL7 6EU) or Wyevale Garden Centre in Lechlade (GL7 3DP). All three will accept trees for recycling from Tuesday 2 January until the close of Sunday 13 January. 

Residents who subscribe to our garden waste recycling service will be able to recycle their used Christmas trees by placing them in the relevant bin. Please ensure that the tree is broken into manageable lengths so that it will fit comfortably in the bin.

Cotswold Leisure Centres   

For holiday opening times please consult the following websites:




Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Helpline will be open at all times – the number is

  • 0808 2000 247

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