Recycling banks/centres

Report an overflowing recycling bank

To recycle the following materials, please take them to one of the Council's many household recycling banks:

  • Tetra-paks
  • Videos
  • Books
  • Cans
  • Clothing, shoes and textiles
  • Glass

Household recycling centres

You can recycle or dispose of household waste free of charge at any of the household recycling centres which are managed by Ubico for Gloucestershire County Council. In the summer months, they are open from 9am to 5pm and in the winter months from 10am to 4pm.

All Gloucestershire County Council Household Recycling Centres have a mid week day closure (see below table), but are open every other day of the year apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

For a full list of items that can be disposed of at the centres and location maps please:

The nearest Recycling sites available to Cotswold District Council residents are:

Recycling site nameDirectionsDay closed mid weekLocation map
Fosse Cross, GL54 4NW Six miles north of Cirencester on the A429. Turn towards Calmsden by the Hare and Hounds public house


Fosse Cross location map
Pyke Quarry, GL6 0QA
Two miles West of Horsley on the B4058 Wotton under Edge road

Wednesday Pyke Quarry location map
Shipston on Stour, Brailes Road, Warwickshire, For north Cotswold district residents there's an agreement so that they can use this Warwickshire recycling centre. For more information and opening times please visit Shipston on Stour recycling centre   Shipston on Stour map

Appointment booking scheme

You must make an appointment to take a van, pick-up, horsebox or vehicle with a trailer with a load area larger than 6' by 4' to any of Gloucestershire County Council’s household recycling centres. This is to stop trade waste from being illegally dumped at the centres, which are for household waste only.

To book an appointment please:

  • use the online van booking scheme
  • telephone 0845 602 9344 (calls to this number cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge.)

Hazardous and difficult waste

Household chemicals and paint

An area is provided at each Household Recycling Centre for the safe disposal of small quantities of household chemicals such as weed killers, pesticides, solvents and paint. 

If an oven cleaner mixes with water, it's water-soluble. Most liquid, gel and powder water-soluble household cleaning products can be disposed of down the drain with running water. Anything which doesn’t mix with water such as oil based cleaners must be disposed of at a Household Recycling Centre using the chemical bank. Solid products such as soap scouring pads, sticks, towelettes, etc. can be placed in the residual waste bin.

We would always advise residents to read the label on the product, as this will give advice on how to dispose of it.


The household recycling centres can dispose of small amounts of asbestos. For further details of the amount that can be taken please:

  • visit the Recycle for Gloucestershire website
  • phone the helpline on 0845 602 9344 (calls to this number cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge.)

You may need to use a private contractor to help remove or dispose of large amounts of asbestos. 

Under no circumstances should you attempt to break up any asbestos material.

Tyres and gas cylinders

You should take old tyres to a garage or tyre and exhaust centre for disposal. Gas cylinders should be returned to the supplier where possible. For information about disposing of gas cylinders please:

Cotswold District Council
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