Waste collections over the August bank holiday

Published on 11th August 2014

Recycling boxes by the kerbside

The refuse and recycling collection schedule will change slightly as a result of the August bank holiday.

There will be no collections on Monday 25 August therefore collections will be running one day later than usual. Please note that if your collection is due on Friday 29, it will be made on Saturday 30. Collections will return to normal from Monday 1 September.

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

Bank Holiday collection dates

Normal collection day

Revised collection day

Monday 25 August (bank holiday) Tuesday 26 August
Tuesday 26 August Wednesday 27 August
Wednesday 27 August Thursday 28 August
Thursday 28 August Friday 29 August
Friday 29 August Saturday 30 August

Normal collections resume on Monday 1 September.

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 in good time.

Bin collection dates are available on the council's website or by contacting the customer services team on the waste hotline 01242 264 244.

Just to remind residents The Swindon Road Recycling Centre will be open from 9am to 1pm on the bank holiday (Monday 25 August).

Summer recycling

Please help us to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recycling as much as possible this summer. When the sun is shining many of us enjoy a barbeque and we want to remind residents to recycle any leftover food, foil, cardboard packaging and empty drinks cans and bottles.

Don’t forget mixed plastic packaging can be recycled at one of 12 recycling site locations across the borough – please visit the website for details.

With the grass being cut regularly, residents who have not yet done so, may wish to sign up to the council’s garden waste collection service for £37 for a 12 month period. This makes a significant contribution to Cheltenham’s recycling rate and helps keep organic waste out of landfill where it creates methane gas and leachate which damages the environment. To sign up visit the council’s website.

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment, says: “With summer here we want to encourage residents to recycle as much as possible. It’s vital that we all recognise the importance of keeping garden waste, food waste and recyclable materials out of landfill so that we all do our bit to protect our environment.”

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