Changes to Buckinghamshire recycling centres

Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet agreed a series of changes to the county's Household Recycling Centre (HRCs) service in January 2019. A public consultation about possible changes ran in Autumn 2018 for 8 weeks and received over 6,000 responses. For more information you can see the full decision report and associated documents or view the cabinet meeting webcast.

Key changes which started on 1 April 2019, are:

  • all sites introduced charges for non-household waste
  • Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham, and Chesham household recycling centres now close 2 days a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Bledlow Household Recycling Centre has permanently closed

The changes will make important cost savings that the council's budget requires. They will also make sure that Buckinghamshire residents, as a whole, experience as little change as possible when using their local recycling centre.


New charges for non-household waste

From 1 April 2019 you will be charged for disposing of non-household waste items such as, bags of rubble, kitchen units, fence panels etc. 

Read about what constitutes chargeable waste and how much this will cost.

Weekday closures

Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham, and Chesham household recycling centres are now closed 2 days a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Read more about why they were chosen and alternative sites.

Bledlow household recycling centre closure

Bledlow Household Recycling centre is now permanently closed. It closed at 4pm on Sunday 31 March 2019.

Read about why this site is closing and alternative sites.


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