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Gloucestershire’s recycling centres set to move to summer hours


Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be switching to longer summer opening hours a week earlier than planned.


The centres are currently experiencing high levels of demand, which is believed to be due to the recent spell of fine weather.

To help meet the increased demand, summer opening hours will come into effect from Sunday 21 March instead of Sunday 28 March. They will be open from 9am to 5pm, instead of the shorter winter hours of 10am to 4pm.

Visitors to all household recycling centres need to pre-book their visit. Social distancing is required on site and to minimise queues and waiting times the number of booking slots available is limited.

Residents are asked to please keep to their appointment times to help to reduce queues.

Those with symptoms of COVID-19 or who are self-isolating must not visit and should stay at home, and follow the most up to date government and NHS advice.

You can find out about the HRCs and book a time slot online at

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling, said: “I’m pleased so many people are using our Household Recycling Centres at the moment. I hope the move to summer opening hours a week earlier than planned will help meet the extra demand and ensure people can find suitable booking slots when they can visit.”

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