Christmas and New Year waste collection changes

Cotswold District Council’s waste and recycling collection service provider, Ubico Ltd, will be making normal collections up to and including Tuesday 24 December. Crews will NOT be working on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January. 

As a consequence, there will be changes in collection days until the normal schedule resumes on Monday 20 January 2020. 

The collection days will change as follows: (please note that crews will be working on three Saturdays – 4 January, 11 January and 18 January – to catch up.)   

Christmas Collections 2019

Download your Christmas and New year's waste collection calendar here

We will be allowing side waste for every household’s first full collection after Christmas Day; residents will be able to leave out additional amounts of non-recyclable waste in bin liners next to their grey wheeled bin/beige refuse bags.

The collection schedule will return to normal on the week beginning Monday 20 January 2020.

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross is operated by Gloucestershire County Council and is open from 10 am to 4 pm (winter hours) on every day of the week apart from Tuesdays. It will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The HRC is located 6 miles north of Cirencester just off the A429.  For details of all HRCs in Gloucestershire plus a wide range of information about recycling best practice please:

North Cotswold district residents should note that we have an agreement permitting the use of the Shipston on Stour recycling centre in Warwickshire. For more information and opening times for that site, please:

Christmas tree shredding

Please note that real Christmas trees can be taken to the following Garden Centres after Christmas Day for recycling up until 12 January 2019. (Once collected they are turned into peat-free compost):

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU
  • Batsford Garden Centre, Batsford, GL56 9QB (will be taking trees from 6th January)
  • Hillier Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP

Residents who subscribe to our garden waste recycling collection service will be able to recycle their used real Christmas trees by placing them in their green coloured bin. Please ensure that the tree is broken into manageable lengths so that it will fit comfortably in the bin, with the lid completely closed – plastic to plastic.

For queries and further information about the Christmas collections and general information about the waste and recycling services, please log on to or contact the CDC Waste Hotline on 01285 623123.

Cotswold Leisure Centres   

For holiday opening times please consult the following websites:

Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Helpline will be open at all times – the number is

  • 0808 2000 247

For local advice and information please contact Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) on 01452 726570 or Email:

  • GDASS is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.

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