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Disposing of asbestos, plasterboard, and garden chemicals

You can dispose of asbestos, plasterboard, and garden chemicals at  Amersham, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, High Heavens and Langley recycling centres.

From 1 April 2019, residents will have to pay to dispose of plasterboard and asbestos



You will need to apply for a waste permit to dispose of asbestos at a Household Recycling Centre. There will be a charge and 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
  • asbestos must be double bagged and wrapped
  • speak to a site attendant before disposal to assess the load and pay for disposal

Private disposal

If you have asbestos to dispose of, and don't wish to do this yourself, we recommend using a private asbestos removal contractor.  


Garden chemicals

We can accept up to 5 litres of garden chemicals, paraffin or petrol/diesel. Please ensure they are still in the original containers which are not leaking. Petrol and diesel should be in a petrol or jerry can.



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.


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Last updated: 7 October 2019

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