Household recycling centres

2. Waste we do and don't accept

Find out what you can recycle across Buckinghamshire with the Waste Wizard

Waste accepted for a charge

Waste, such as landscaping, construction, or demolition waste is classed as 'non-household waste' and is expensive for us to dispose of. We are allowed by law to charge for these items to offset the cost of disposal. Most waste is still free to take to the sites, but you can check what is charged for on the Charges for non-household waste page.

Waste accepted with limits

  • Batteries (eg. torch type and small rechargeable)
  • Car batteries – max. 2 per year
  • Car tyres – max. 5 car tyres per year
  • Waste engine oil – max. 10 litres per year
  • Light bulbs and Fluorescent tubes - max. 4 fluorescent tubes per year

Waste accepted at specific sites only

Only Amersham, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe and Langley centres accept these wastes.

  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard
  • Garden Chemicals

Find out more about disposing of these types of waste

Waste not accepted

  • Dead animals, carcasses and faeces
  • Large quantities of animal bedding (allow 1-2 bags per week from small domestic pets, must be double bagged).
  • Materials presenting a direct contact risk
  • Tree trunks and branches thicker than 20cm and or longer than 2m
  • Flammables and explosives eg. fireworks / ammunition
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Last updated: 3 June 2021

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