Waste and recycling collections resume as per the Christmas schedule

Published on 29th December 2017

New recycling truck

All crews are out on the streets collecting waste and recycling today. There are still a small number of streets which are unsafe for our vehicles and crews, but the majority are now accessible.

From today onwards, crews will be following the Christmas recycling schedule.

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December missed collections

For residents who had their revised collections missed on Wednesday and Thursday this week (whose normal collections would have fallen on Christmas Day or Boxing Day), we’re sorry that we are unable to offer catch up collections.

We ask those of you experiencing missed collections to take in your bins, boxes and sacks and present them on your next scheduled collection day. You can find your collection day at www.cheltenham.gov.uk/bin-collection-days.

Crews are already catching up after the Christmas break and working for the next three Saturdays. We have taken the decision not to offer catch up collections so that normal services can be resumed as quickly as possible.

If, while you are waiting for your next collection, you accumulate more waste than you can fit in your wheelie bin, please put the extra waste in a tied black bag and present it beside your wheelie bin for collection.*

For extra recycling, use a sturdy box - not made of cardboard as this will get sodden in damp weather – and put it alongside your normal recycling box. Extra food waste can be presented using your smaller kitchen caddy if your larger one is full. Cardboard should be folded flat and placed next to the blue bag.

You can also take any extra waste or recycling to the Swindon Road recycling centre, or use the bring banks around the town. For the next two weeks, until Sunday 14 January, the recycling centre will be accepting food waste. We will also temporarily be allowing access onto the site for vehicles such as vans and pickups.

Press enquiries: Please contact Katie Sandey, communications and web team leader on 01242 775050 or communications@cheltenham.gov.uk


*Ubico Ltd. does not normally collect extra refuse waste other than that contained in a wheelie bin, but an exception is made when collection services have been suspended and over the Christmas period.