Reverse the Recycling Centre Closures!

Gloucestershire County Council's Conservatives have decided to close the recycling centres one day a week and are reducing the opening hours on the remaining days!

Help us reverse the cuts by SIGNING OUR PETITION below!


From 28 October county-run recycling centres are to be closed one day a week on the following days:

  • Tuesdays: Fosse Cross (Cirencester) and Oak Quarry (Coleford)
  • Wednesdays: Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) and Wingmoor Farm (Bishops Cleeve)
  • Thursdays: Hempsted (Gloucester)

All recycling centres have also had their opening hours reduced by more than three hours a day.  Currently they are open from 9am to 6:15pm, however this has now changed to 10am-4pm - a reduction of more than 35 per cent each day!

All this has been decided with no consultation with the public or with the six district councils.

The county's Liberal Democrats think reducing access to recycling facilities is wrong and will only serve to frustrate those trying to do the right thing by recycling their waste, who turn up to find their local centre closed.  



Sign our petition below to help us reverse this decision in next year's budget:

We the undersigned, call on the County Council Leader, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, to reverse the cuts to Household Recycling Centres:

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