Published on 20th March 2024

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Cheltenham residents can now book a slot at the Swindon Road Household Recycling Centre on the same day.

Cheltenham Borough Council, which recently introduced a booking system at its Swindon Road Household Recycling Centre (HRC) has run important updates to the live system, which should benefit users of the site.

Since Monday 4 March, residents of Cheltenham are required to pre-book slots at the recycling centre on Swindon Road. In an update to the system, as long as there is availability, HRC appointments can now be booked up to an hour before arrival.

Gareth Edmundson, chief executive of Cheltenham Borough Council said: “I want to thank residents who have visited Swindon Road Household Recycling Centre since the changes at the start of the month. The council has listened to the feedback and prioritised the introduction of same-day booking. When booking, customers will now be offered the next available slot providing the greatest flexibility for the disposal of recycling and waste. We know that being able to book the same day is particularly useful for green waste as activities like gardening are often weather dependent.”

If you’re planning on making a trip to Swindon Road household recycling centre, you’ll need to pre-book your visit. To book a slot visit or call 01242 262626 (phone bookings are available weekdays from 9am to 5pm). For more information, including FAQs, visit

Don’t forget to also make yourself aware of the minimal changes to our Easter collections.

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