Bins, rubbish and recycling

Waste and recycling – general update

Bulky waste 

Bulky waste bookings are now being taken. We’re accepting online bookings only, unless you genuinely don’t have online access; in which case we will take orders/payment over the phone. Please bear with us – we’re expecting demand to be high, so it may take a while before we are able to collect your items. Please help collection crews by placing items as close as possible to the kerbside.

Grass cutting

Grass cutting has resumed in the Stroud District however please note that this is only a partial re-commencement and that crews are travelling independently to fully comply with social distancing measures.

Recycling centres (Tips)

Pyke Quarry, Horsley will re-open Tuesday 26th May for essential visits only and all trips will need to be booked in advance. Further information from

From Monday 11th May, the two largest sites in the county at Hempsted in Gloucester and Wingmoor Farm at Stoke Orchard will re-open for essential visits only and all trips will need to be booked in advance.

Waste guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the house in which you are self-isolating. Keep aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual grey wheelie bin.

We recommend that people without wheelie bins who use authorised beige bags for their rubbish should place personal waste in a securely tied disposable rubbish bag (like a black bin bag) before placing in your beige sack.

Recycling, food and garden waste can be presented as normal.

Other Ubico services

  • Grounds Maintenance has been suspended until further notice.
  • Public conveniences for latest information
  • Street Cleansing services have been reduced with priority given to litter/dog bin emptying.

In line with Government hand hygiene advice, please ensure you wash your hands after touching waste containers


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