BULKY WASTE COLLECTION
Stroud District Council offers a service throughout the year for the collection of HOUSEHOLD bulky waste.
Book a one-off large items collection today and let us get rid of the things you can’t.
The charge is £25 for up to three items and then £5 for each item after that.
This service can be used for disposal of items such as tables, chairs, carpets, fridges and three piece suites.
To arrange collection phone SDC on 01453 754424 or for more information click here
Details of two nearest Gloucestershire County Council Recycling Centres.
Pyke Quarry, Horsley
Summer Hours:- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm, closed on Wednesdays.
Winter Hours:- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm, closed on Wednesdays.
Hempstead Lane, Hempstead
Summer Hours:- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm, closed on Thursdays.
Winter Hours:- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm, closed on Thursdays.
Garden Waste Collection
Sign up for a kerbside garden waste collection.
A brown wheeled bin will be issued to residents who can accommodate a bin for a one-off £20 charge and an annual charge of £51.50. This works out to approximately £2.58 per collection. Collections are fortnightly from February – November. By signing up residents can help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill thereby reducing gases that harm the environment as all garden waste collected by the Council will be composted.
The scheme is entirely optional and residents can still take their garden waste to the Household Recycling Centres.
For more information on Garden Waste Collection click here
The average household bin contains 43% of organic material which could be composted. This includes items such as eggshells, tea bags, fruit and vegetable peelings. This rots in landfill sites fairly quickly, but when buried like this, it produces methane which contributes significantly to global warming. These materials can be easily composted either in a traditional compost heap or a special bin. In addition to this, grass cuttings, leaves, pruning and small plant clippings can also be composted. Composting is an excellent way of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
Compost helps your garden and minimises the need for chemical fertilisers that can harm the environment and are costly to buy. Home made compost is equally as good and is absolutely FREE. By composting you also cut down on the need to buy peat based products. Most commercial compost comes from peat bogs – these provide natural habitats for rare plants and animals and are almost extinct.
How do I start composting at home?
Collect your kitchen waste (use an old plastic container in the kitchen) and garden waste and use one of the three ways to compost at home:
1) Pile it into a heap in an allocated part of the garden (on bare soil), cover with something waterproof and let nature do the rest.
2) Buy a compost bin
- To support local recycling efforts, cut price compost bins are on offer. Prices start from £10, plus delivery charge. Order from www.getcomposting.com
Alternatively Tel: 0844 571 4444
3) Build a compost bin/heap
You can make your own compost bin from wood (old pallets are useful), wooden posts and wire mesh lined with thick cardboard or old carpet. Cover it with carpet, a wooden lid of black plastic to keep the rain out and heat in – this will help quicken the rotting process.
We were advised of this useful link by Kayla on how composting fits into your garden landscape – click here