Changes to waste and recycling collections over bank holiday

Published on 18th August 2015

Recycling boxes by the kerbside

With the bank holiday fast approaching, Cheltenham’s residents are reminded of the slight alterations to waste and recycling collections.

There will be no collections on bank holiday, Monday 31 August, therefore collections will run a day later than normal.  Please note this may mean that some residents will have their collections on a Saturday.  Collections will return to normal on Monday 7 September.

 Normal collection day Revised collection day
 Monday 31 August (bank holiday) Tuesday 1 September 
 Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September 
 Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September 
 Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September 
 Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September 

Scott Williams, strategic client officer for Cheltenham Borough Council said: "The council has arranged for collection crews to make their collections later in the week. Residents are advised to present their refuse bin, recycling box, food waste caddy and garden waste bin (if subscribed) by 7.00am on their revised collection day.”

If you are unsure of your normal refuse, recycling, food waste and garden waste (if subscribed) collection day, please visit the recycling pages of the council’s website -

Alternatively you can contact our customer service team on 01242 262626.

For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 01242 775050, email