Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

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Recycling, rubbish and waste

Please make sure your bins are at the kerbside by 7am on your collection day

All missed collections need to be reported within 48 hours.

Please note that if your property has communal recycling bins, these will be collected under a different scheme. Please contact us for more information.

bank holiday collections

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Household waste

Fortnightly collections of non-recyclable waste

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Food waste collections

News: you can now use plastic bags to line your caddies

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Recycling box

Fortnightly kerbside recycling collection

brown bin garden waste

Garden waste collection

Sign up or renew your subscription for your fortnightly collection

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Arrange a collection

Items that weigh more than 25kg or do not fit in a bin

trade waste bin

Trade refuse and recycling service

We offer a commercial waste recycling collection

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Emergency bin collections

Information and FAQs to find out what to do with your waste and recycling during severe weather, including catch-up collections and extra waste generated by disruption

Emptying food waste into a home compost


Cheltenham Borough Council and Cotswold District Council have joined forces and set up a new company to deliver waste and cleansing services across the two areas

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Joint Waste information

Find out about how waste is managed across participating local authorities

Recycle banks

Recycle for Gloucestershire

Information on recycling centres, recycling at home and waste partnerships across the county