Waste and recycling collections will be a day later than usual after the bank holiday next Monday, 31 May.

Catch up collections will run from Tuesday, 1 June through to Saturday, 5 June. Normal collections begin again on Monday, 7 June.  Anyone who is unsure of their collection day can find out by visiting: www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/recycling

Usual collection day Bank holiday collection day
Monday Tuesday, 1 June
Tuesday Wednesday, 2 June
Wednesday Thursday, 3 June
Thursday Friday, 4 June
Friday Saturday, 5 June

During this bank holiday weekend, many of us will be taking advantage of the better weather to enjoy a family barbecue. The council is asking everyone to be mindful of the amount of waste generated and to recycle wherever possible, and advises people to dispose of ash from their barbecues by putting it in a bag before placing it in their refuse bin.

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “Many of us will be making the most of the warm weather over the bank holiday weekend to get together with family or friends, and barbecues are bound to be a popular choice.

“We want to keep the amount of waste to a minimum and recycle as much as possible, so – unless you intend using your best china – please consider using reusable plates and cutlery rather than plastic disposable ones. And although, with careful planning, you shouldn’t have a great deal of leftover food, remember that any that cannot be stored in the fridge for later use can be placed in your food waste caddy for recycling.”

Tewkesbury Town Council