Revised collections following bank holidays in 2024

Please note that in some areas refuse and recycling collections take place as early as 7am so please have your rubbish presented at that time.

Summer bank holiday 2024

Summer bank holiday collection changes
Normal collection day Revised collection day
Monday 26 August 2024 Tuesday 27 August 2024
Tuesday 27 August 2024 Wednesday 28 August 2024
Wednesday 28 August 2024 Thursday 29 August 2024
Thursday 29 August 2024 Friday 30 August 2024
Friday 30 August 2024 Saturday 31 August 2024

Normal collections resume Monday 2 September 2024.

Please note the above dates are subject to change. 

Recycling centre opening times and address

The recycling centre in Swindon Road has facilities for disposing of your household waste.

You need to book a slot to use the Swindon Road household recycling centre.

Booking is quick, simple and removes the need to queue on site. You can book up to three months in advance.

Book a slot at the recycling centre online

Alternatively, you can book by calling 01242 262626. The council’s business hours are 9am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays (excluding bank holidays).

  • Please arrive within your booked time slot and separate materials before coming to site
  • You must arrive in the vehicle you registered when booking

For further information, please view our frequently asked questions page.

Household recycling centre opening hours over the Eary May bank holiday 2024
Day of the week Opening hours
Friday 3 May 8.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday 4 May 8.30am - 3.00pm
Sunday 5 May 9.00am - 12.00pm
Monday 6 May 9.00am - 12.00pm
Tuesday 7 May 8.30am - 4.00pm


Central Depot, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL51 9JZ.

To view the standard opening hours at the site, please visit the Swindon Road household recycling centre page.

  • The household recycling centre is for Cheltenham residents only
  • Whilst using the site please use the walkways provided around the perimeter of the parking bays
  • If you need assistance due to disability or mobility issues please notify a member of staff upon arrival who will be happy to assist. Alternatively, please bring a family member or friend to assist if possible.

Please make full use of your kerbside waste collection service. You can recycle card, paper, glass, plastic pots, tubs and trays and also tins and cans at home, including food waste and garden waste. For further details visit our waste and recycling page.