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Waste permit scheme

Waste permit scheme

waste and recycle

You need a permit if you are disposing of asbestos, or:

  • using a commercial vehicle,
  • on foot,
  • using a trailer larger than 1.2m x 0.9m

The vehicle must have no more than four wheels and must not be fitted with a mechanical device.

Permits are free to Buckinghamshire (and Slough) residents. Please allow 3 working days for delivery. 

Apply

You don't need a permit to dispose of household waste if you are driving a private car or MPV with up to 7 seats.

Permit types

DIY

Allows 1 visit to the nominated site within the 31 day period, with up to 6 items of DIY waste eg a door, a bath, a kitchen unit, a sack (up to 100 litres volume) of soil / rubble / tiles / other DIY waste. 

General

Allows non-recyclable household waste (eg mattress, carpet, mixed general household waste). This permit lasts for 1 month on initial application and 3 months on renewal.

Recyclable

Allows recyclable household waste (eg cardboard, paper, green garden waste). This permit lasts for 1 month on initial application and 3 months on renewal.

Charities

All charities need to pre-register by writing on headed paper stating the Charity Commission Registration Number.
Find out more about registering a charity to use the HWRC

Using a company to dispose of your waste

There are companies who, for a fee will dispose of your waste for you. You must make sure the waste is disposed of legally.
Find out about authorised waste disposal companies

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