Horsley tip - otherwise known as Pyke Quarry Household Recycling Centre - will close in June for upgrades.

Gloucestershire County Council will shut down the tip from Monday, June 4 to Friday, 22 June inclusive.

The work includes changing the way waste and recycling materials are compacted.

A mobile materials handler will replace the existing equipment which, the council says, is old, frequently breaks down and is expensive to maintain.

The council will also be removing the five existing fixed compactors and providing new open top skips to enable the switch to mobile compaction.

To prepare the site for the new machinery, the country council will be carrying out ground repairs and casting a large new concrete pad.

Finally, the council will be renewing the signs for the waste and recycling material containers as well as road markings.

Site staff will be trained up on the new gear so Stroud residents can ensure they get everything they needed squashing squashed.

During the tip’s closure all other household recycling centres will be open as normal.

The closest alternative centres are Hempsted in Gloucester and Fosse Cross near Cirencester.

For a full list of the household recycling centres in Gloucestershire visit: recycleforgloucestershire.com/household-recycling-centres-hrcs/your-nearest-recycling-centre/

Pyke Quarry HRC will re-open on Saturday 23rd June.