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Recycling banks and centres

Household Waste Recycling Centres

All Household Recycling Centres are open. You will need to book an appointment before visiting. 

You can take household rubbish and recycling to a waste and recycling centre run by Gloucestershire County Council. They are not for commercial or business waste.

The Oak Quarry Recycling Centre is near Coleford and open every day except Tuesday. For details on what you can take there and opening times visit the Gloucestershire Recycles website. You can also use Hempsted Recycling Centre, which is near Gloucester Docks. Hempsted is closed every Thursday.

All Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

If you need to dispose of  small amounts asbestos contact Gloucestershire County Council and order some bags before bringing it to the recycling centre. For large amounts you should employ a licensed asbestos contractor.

Van and trailers

If you intend to take a van, pick-up or trailer larger than 6ft by 4ft, you will need to book an appointment  with at least 24 hours notice. 

You can also use the online form to book in small amounts of asbestos.

Book appointment for a van or trailer

Recycling banks

The recycling banks at Newerne Street Car Park, Lydney will be closed to the public from Wednesday 10 March. The site is being used by the Department of Health & Social Care as part of its CV19 testing programme in the Forest of Dean.

While arrangements will be reviewed regularly, the site may be closed for up to 6 months. The banks must not be used as we cannot empty them. 

We currently have over 30 recycling banks across the district for household recycling only. It is illegal for businesses or trade to use these.

Find my nearest recycling bank

You can download the Recycling sites leaflet for a full list of the sites and what you can take there.

Separate foil banks are no longer in use.  Please recycle clean foil in the recycling bank used for metal drinks cans, food tins and empty aerosols.

The recycling banks are emptied on a schedule depending on how much the site gets used. If the recycling banks are full when you visit them please contact us on 01594 810000.  

If you leave recycling or other waste lying around the banks this is classified as fly-tipping. Fly-tipping of commercial or household waste is illegal and offenders will be prosecuted.