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Household recycling centres

5. Charity and commercial waste

All charities* must contact the Environment Agency (EA) about a waste carrier licence (or exemption), completing a WMC2 form. Registration requirements can be viewed at or by calling 08708 506 506. This will enable the EA to decide if it is appropriate to issue an exemption certificate. 

Once these details have been verified, please request a waste permit, providing this information.

Charity permits will only be issued to addresses in Buckinghamshire. Changes of address will require re-registration. Charities must show their waste carriers licence or exemption (as applicable) when disposing of waste at BCC HRCs.

Charities can only use the General Household and Recyclable e-permits and their restrictions.

Charities cannot dispose of any of the following items



hazardous waste (e.g. air conditioning units

lead acid (vehicle) batteries


commercial fridges/freezers

computer monitors

fluorescent tube lights

gas bottles


TVs and tyres

Charities are permitted to visit our recycling centres Monday to Friday only.


*Charity/Charities also includes other voluntary/non-registered/not-for-profit organisations such as Churches, Youth Clubs and Town & Parish Councils.

Commercial Waste

We can only accept commercial waste from five of our ten household recycling centres. Please visit our Commercial Waste pages for more information

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Last updated: 14 August 2018

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