Published on 26th July 2019

bins boxes at kerbside

Cheltenham residents are being asked for their views on recycling and how they use the household recycling centre in a brand new survey which runs from to 26 July to 13 September 2019.

The survey can be found on the council's website (

The results of the last survey have helped shape the future of Cheltenham’s waste and recycling services, and following feedback from residents, improvement works will be carried out to the centre in August.
Improvements include changes to the site layout to make better use of the space, new signage and internal safety barriers and new larger bring banks so that more recyclable materials can be taken. Some of the existing skips for hard plastics and wood are also being refurbished.

Cllr Chris Coleman, cabinet member, clean and green environment, says: “I want to thank everyone who completed the last waste and recycling survey – we had over 4,200 responses and we would like even more people to take part this time. 

“We promised we would consult further on our recycling service and the household recycling centre and we are. 

“I would like to assure all residents that no decisions have been taken about the future of the general waste skip or the green waste skip – this is why we are consulting again now, and we would like to know how and why you use these facilities.”

Paper copies of the survey will be available from Monday 29 July at the council’s Municipal Offices, Cheltenham Borough Homes resource centres, and the town centre library for those residents unable to access the on-line survey.

For media enquiries, please contact: communications, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]


The last survey ran between December 2018 and January 2019.

The household recycling centre will close for one day in August for improvement works to take place; the date will be advertised in the near future.