Extinction Rebellion are planning a demo at Javelin Park incinerator in the morning as the site prepares to burn its first deliveries of garbage from across the county and country.
ER spokesman David Lambert said, “We will be there to uphold the law, not break the law. We will be there to ask arriving drivers of the garbage vehicles to show us their permits.”
Extinction Rebellion maintains that Gloucestershire County Council and Urbaser Balfour Beatty, the operators of the plant, are committing a crime by burning unsorted residual waste at the plant.
“As far as we can currently ascertain, the plant is to receive the unsorted debris from domestic and commercial rubbish bins. Burning unsorted material is illegal,” Mr Lambert said.
“If a member of the public has filled his rubbish bin with highly toxic detritus, and it is taken to the incinerator to be burnt, it will release poisonous gas into the atmosphere,” he added.
Protestors will be meeting from 8:30am.