Waste collections over the Easter holiday period

Published on 16th April 2014

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Changes to waste and recycling collections over the Easter bank holiday will be minimal. Crews will be working on Good Friday so collections will take place as normal on that day.

No collections will be made on Easter Monday so collections that week will be a day later than usual with crews working on Saturday 26 April to complete the catch-up. All collections will be back to normal from week commencing Monday 28 April.

For full details of revised collections, please see the table below:

Bank Holiday collection dates:

Bank holiday collection over Easter 2014
 Normal collection day
 Revised collection day
Friday 18 April (Good Friday)   
No change – normal collection day      
Monday 21 April
Tuesday 22 April
Tuesday 22 April
Wednesday 23 April
Wednesday 23 April
Thursday 24 April
Thursday 24 April
Friday 25 April
Friday 25 April
Saturday 26 April
Monday 28 April
Normal collections resume

Please note that in some areas refuse and recycling collections take place as early as 7am so please have all bins and/or recycling boxes and food caddies presented.

Bin collection dates are available on-line at www.cheltenham.gov.uk or by contacting the customer services team on 01242 262626.

Easter cardboard and foil recycling

Please help us to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recycling as much as possible this Easter. With all those yummy Easter eggs we receive don’t forget to recycle the foil and the cardboard packaging.

Easter opening hours for the recycling centre on the Swindon Road

The Swindon Road Recycling Centre will also open for most of the holiday period with just Good Friday and Easter Monday affected. The opening hours will be:

  • Good Friday 9am to 1pm (bank holiday hours)
  • Easter Saturday – 7.30am to 4pm
  • Easter Sunday – 9am to 1pm
  • Easter Monday - 9am to 1pm (bank holiday hours)

New customers can also sign up for the council’s garden waste collection service, which makes a significant contribution to Cheltenham’s recycling rate. The special discounted rate of £35 (usually £37) is available for those who sign up and pay for a bin before 1 June 2014.


For press enquiries contact:
Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email laura.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk