Household recycling centres
5. Charity and business waste
Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is commercial waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is commercial waste. Councils have no duty to dispose of commercial waste for free. Please visit ourpages for more information
Dispose of commercial waste at Household Recycling Centres
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You will need a Waste Carriers Licence before you visit, this is usually free if you only transport waste you produce yourself. You will be given a Waste Transfer Note as proof of proper disposal of the waste.
These items are not accepted from businesses:
- air conditioning units
- chemicals and paint
- commercial fridge/freezers
- computer monitors
- fluorescent tube lights
- gas bottles
- oils (cooking and engine oil)
- televisions and tyres
Charities and other voluntary/non-registered/not-for-profit organisations must dispose of their waste responsibly. Buckinghamshire Council allows these organisations based in Buckinghamshire to use household recycling centres on weekdays (Mon-Fri), but they must:
- Contact the Environment Agency (EA) for a waste carrier licence or exemption and complete a You can view or by calling . This will enable the EA to decide if it is appropriate to issue an exemption certificate.
- Once these details have been verified, please , providing this information.
- Bring their waste carriers licence (or exemption) to the household recycling centre to show staff before depositing waste.
- All groups have to pay to dispose of non-household waste, visit the for prices
Charities cannot dispose of any of the following items:
- hazardous waste
- lead acid (vehicle) batteries
- any electrical items e.g. fridges/freezers, TVs & monitors, small appliances
- light bulbs or fluorescent tube lights
- gas bottles
- cooking or engine oil
Last updated: 23 April 2021