Your waste and recycling collections at Christmas and New Year


If you need to contact us, please email us at or use our online form.

Stroud District Council offices will be closed over Christmas and New Year. They will be closed from 3 pm on 24 December and reopen 8.45am on 2 January.

Waste and recycling collection changes over Christmas

Usual collection day Revised collection day
Wednesday 25 December Saturday 28 December
Thursday 26 December Monday 30 December
Wednesday 1 January Saturday 4 January

There will be NO other changes to your collections over the Christmas and New Year period. Please put your bin out before 6.00am on your collection day as normal.

Bad weather? 

If your waste or recycling is not collected due to snow or icy conditions, please leave it at the kerbside for two days (including Saturday but not Sunday)

If we do not return within this period, please take it back in and wait until your next scheduled collection.


Recycling hints and tips

Please remember to recycle as much as you can over Christmas. The extra glass, cans, plastic bottles and plastic containers can go into your recycling wheelie bin or bag. Cardboard packaging from your presents can go in your recycling box.

Don't forget to flatten and fold/reduce large pieces of cardboard to the approximate size of your recycling box and place underneath.

Christmas wrapping paper

We are currently unable to recycle wrapping paper, so please place this in your household waste.

Recycling centre opening times

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