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

The council introduced charges for non-household waste. Most waste is not charged for at the sites, but to find out what waste is non-household and what the charges are visit 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: 1 December 2020

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