Waste and recycling collections over Easter time

Published on 7th April 2017

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 up to and including Saturday 22 April to complete the catch-up. All collections will be back to normal from week commencing Monday 24 April.

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

Normal collection day

Revised collection day

Friday 14 April (Good Friday) No change - normal collections
Monday 17 April (Easter Monday) Tuesday 18 April
Tuesday 18 April Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 19 April Thursday 20 April
Thursday 20 April Friday 21 April
Friday 21 April Saturday 22 April

Monday 24 April - normal collections resume

Please note that in some areas refuse and recycling collections take place as early as 7am so residents are asked to have all bins and/or recycling boxes and food caddies presented in good time.

Collection dates are available online or by contacting the customer services team on 01242 262626.

Easter cardboard and foil recycling

Residents are asked to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recycling as much as possible this Easter. With all those tasty Easter eggs, there will be lots of cardboard and foil packaging which can be recycled. Read information about recycling cardboard and foil on the council’s website.

Easter opening hours for the recycling centre on the Swindon Road:

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

Good Friday

9am – 1pm (bank holiday hours)

Easter Saturday

7.30am – 4pm

Easter Sunday

9am – 1pm

Easter Monday

9am – 1pm (bank holiday hours)

For press enquiries, contact Laura Carter, communications officer on 01242 264154, communications@cheltenham.gov.uk