Easter waste and recycling collections

Published on 2nd April 2019

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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 up to and including Saturday 27 April to complete the catch-up. All collections will be back to normal from week commencing Monday 29 April.

Please note that in some areas refuse and recycling collections take place as early as 7am so please have your bins, boxes, bags and caddies presented in good time.

Rescheduled waste and recycling collections over Easter

Normal collection day

Revised collection day

Friday 19 April (Good Friday)

No change – normal collections

Monday 22 April (Easter Monday)

Tuesday 23 April

Tuesday 23 April

Wednesday 24 April

Wednesday 24 April

Thursday 25 April

Thursday 25 April

Friday 26 April

Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April

Monday 29 April - normal collections resume

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment said: "I am pleased that changes to the service over Easter time are being kept to a minimum. I’d also like to use this opportunity as reminder to recycle all the cardboard and foil packaging from all those tasty Easter eggs. It’s surprising how much extra waste is generated over Easter time but we can all take steps to avoid this going to landfill by recycling where possible."

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 Easter Monday affected. The opening hours will be:

Monday to Friday (summer time)

7.30am - 7.30pm


7.30am - 4.00pm

Sunday and bank holidays

9.00am - 1.00pm

For press enquiries contact: communications team, communications@cheltenham.gov.uk or call 01242 264231.