Fosse Cross HRC is ready to reopen

Gloucester County Council Press Release – 3 December 2021

Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre is reopening on Monday 6 December for online bookings following its temporary closure for drainage repairs and resurfacing.

site near Cirencester has been closed since 8 November 2021 while essential works have taken place to strengthen the surfaces at the site. It has also included crucial drainage works to prevent the lower areas of the site from flooding.

The works, which cost £165,000, had been postponed during the pandemic and autumn/winter was chosen for it to take place as it is the quietest time for the site, with the least demand. Some improvements were able to be carried out while the site was open, to reduce the amount of time needed for its closure.

Some improvements have been made to the upper level of the site during the closure period, including potholes being filled in and white markings added.

Most materials will now be accepted at Fosse Cross, but due to continued drainage works some waste cannot be taken yet, such as asbestos, rubble, plasterboard, large appliances, fridges, freezers and tyres.

Anyone wishing to dispose of these items will need will need to book a visit to any of the other four sites available for Gloucestershire residents.

Customers at Fosse Cross are kindly reminded that it is open for online bookings only and are asked to separate their waste before arrival so it is ready to unload.

You can find out about other HRCs and book a time slot online on our car and van bookings for HRCs page.

For more information you can visit the Gloucestershire Recycles website and subscribe to the waste and recycling newsletter.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling, said: “I’m delighted that Fosse Cross HRC is about to reopen and would like to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding during the closure.

“We appreciate it was inconvenient but this investment was essential to enable much needed improvements to be carried out. I’d like to thank our residents for their efforts to recycle as much as they can and we look forward to welcoming them back.”

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, county councillor for Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach, said: “I’m pleased that Fosse Cross HRC is about to reopen and would like to thank local residents for their patience while these works have taken place. It has been inconvenient but these improvements will ensure the site remains fit for purpose.”

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