Report an overflowing recycling bank
To recycle the following materials, please take them to one of the Council's many household recycling banks:
- Clothing, shoes and textiles
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. In the summer months, they are open from 9am to 5pm and in the winter months from 10am to 4pm.
Each household recycling centre in the Cotswold District has a mid week day closure (see below table), but is open every other day of the year apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
For a full list of items that can be disposed of at the centres and location maps please:
- visit the recycle for Gloucestershire website
The following recycling sites can be used by Cotswold District council residents:
|Recycling site name||Directions||Day closed mid week||Location 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
|Wednesday||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 each Household Recycling Centre for the safe disposal of small quantities of household chemicals such as weed killers, pesticides, solvents and paint.
If an oven cleaner mixes with water, it's water-soluble. Most liquid, gel and powder water-soluble household cleaning products can be disposed of down the drain with running water. Anything which doesn’t mix with water such as oil based cleaners must be disposed of at a Household Recycling Centre using the chemical bank. Solid products such as soap scouring pads, sticks, towelettes, etc. can be placed in the residual waste bin.
We would always advise residents to read the label on the product, as this will give advice on how to dispose of it.
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:
- visit the Recycle for Gloucestershire website