Asbestos, plasterboard and garden chemicals

Amersham, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, High Heavens and Langley sites are the only sites that the below materials can be brought to. Other sites across Bucks cannot accept these types of waste. From 1 April 2019 residents will have to pay to dispose of plasterboard and asbestos. Click here find more information on charges.

Garden chemicals

We can accept up to 5 litres of garden chemicals or paraffin. Please ensure the container is not leaking and can be securely stored.


From 1st April 2019 there will be a charge for disposing of plasterboard. All plasterboard brought to site should have tiles, wood and other materials removed before disposal.


Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral which was widely used as a building material in the UK before 1999. When asbestos fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases, which are responsible for around 4,500 deaths a year. 

If you have asbestos to dispose of, we would recommend  a private waste contractor who is registered to handle the material.  You can find these specialists by contacting members of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association.

However, if you are disposing of it yourself at a Household Recycling Centre, there will be a charge and you will need to apply for a waste permit.  The maximum amount accepted is three normal sized bin-liner bags or four sheets of approx 2m by 1m. 

Conditions of disposal

  • Only bonded asbestos accepted
  • All wood, glass, plastic and metal must have been removed before disposal
  • Must be double bagged and wrapped
  • See site attendant before disposal to assess the load and pay for disposal

Procedure for safe deposit

  • Attendant will unlock, open and securely tie back the door of the container
  • Attendant will spray inside the container to damp down any materials before the waste is placed within
  • The member of the public disposing of the asbestos waste will then place it into the container. Do not throw
  • Immediately after deposit the attendant will spray inside the container before closing and securely locking the door.
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Last updated: 10 June 2019

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