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Coronavirus - Bins and recycling

Household waste and recycling collections are running as normal.

If you have had a missed collection leave your bins out and we will return to collect them. If your bins have not been collected by 4pm the day after your normal collection day report it as a missed collection. We will put a list of any areas which we know were not collected on the missed collections page.

Please do not leave extra bags at the side of your bin, we will not be able to collect them.

Leave out your normal amount of recycling for collection. 

What to do with your rubbish if you have Coronavirus or are self-isolating

Follow the guidance on the Public Health England website if anyone in your household suspects they have Coronavirus.

Individuals with confirmed Coronavirus can store their personal waste (for example, used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths) securely within disposable bags. When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from other wastes.

This must be stored for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual domestic or household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Recycling centres

All Household Recycling centres run by Gloucestershire County Council are open. You will need to book an appointment before visiting.  


We are getting lots of reports of overflowing bins due to an increase in dog walkers because of Coronavirus. If you see an overflowing bin please take your rubbish and dog waste home with you if possible.