Recycling banks/centres

Report an overflowing recycling bank

To recycle the following materials, please take them to one of the Council's many household recycling banks:

  • Tetra-paks
  • Videos
  • Books
  • Cans
  • Clothing, shoes and textiles
  • Glass

Household recycling centres

You can recycle or dispose of household waste free of charge at any of the household recycling centres which are managed by Ubico for Gloucestershire County Council. They are open:

  • every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day from 9am to 6:15pm

For a full list of items that can be disposed of at the centres and location maps please:

The following recycling sites can be used by Cotswold District council residents:

Recycling site nameDirectionsLocation map
Fosse Cross, GL54 4NW Six miles north of Cirencester on the A429. Turn towards Calmsden by the Hare and Hounds public house Fosse Cross location map
Pyke Quarry, GL6 0QA
Two miles West of Horsley on the B4058 Wotton under Edge road

Pyke Quarry location map
Shipston on Stour, Brailes Road, Warwickshire, For north Cotswold district residents there's an agreement so that they can use this Warwickshire recycling centre. For more information and opening times please visit Shipston on Stour recycling centre Shipston on Stour map

Appointment booking scheme

You must make an appointment to take a van, pick-up, horsebox or vehicle with a trailer with a load area larger than 6' by 4' to any of Gloucestershire County Council’s household recycling centres. This is to stop trade waste from being illegally dumped at the centres, which are for household waste only.

To book an appointment please:

  • telephone 0845 602 9344 (calls to this number cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge.)

Hazardous and difficult waste

Household chemicals and paint

An area is provided at the household recycling centres for the safe disposal of small quantities of household chemicals such as weed killers, pesticides, solvents and paint. 


The household recycling centres can dispose of small amounts of asbestos. For further details of the amount that can be taken please:

  • phone the helpline on 0845 602 9344 (calls to this number cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge.)

You may need to use a private contractor to help remove or dispose of large amounts of asbestos. 

Under no circumstances should you attempt to break up any asbestos material.

Tyres and gas cylinders

You should take old tyres to a garage or tyre and exhaust centre for disposal. Gas cylinders should be returned to the supplier where possible. For information about disposing of gas cylinders please:

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