Latest updates to your recycling and waste service
Residents across Buckinghamshire are reminded of the latest information and updates to Buckinghamshire Council’s recycling and waste service, including: new collection calendars available to download for residents in the Chiltern and Wycombe areas, an update on the county’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) and the suspension of garden waste collection for residents in the Aylesbury Vale area.
Please be advised that currently the new national restrictions, in place between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December, have no impact on weekly household collections or Buckinghamshire’s HRCs.
Household Recycling Centres remain open across Buckinghamshire
With the new national restrictions in place, it’s likely residents will be spending more time at home and more waste may be produced. Buckinghamshire’s HRCs will remain open as usual throughout this time, so it’s still possible for those that need to, to make a trip to the tip. However, please note that the reuse shops will be closed in line with government guidance.
Residents who choose to visit later in the afternoon are reminded to please make sure plenty of time is left to make a trip. Last entrance to the site may be before 4pm, to allow those already onsite to unload their waste and exit by 4pm.
More information on the county’s HRCs, including taking a virtual tour of the site and locating a HRC, can be found by visiting: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/bin-collection-recycling-and-waste
New calendars for the Chiltern and Wycombe areas
Residents from the Chiltern and Wycombe areas are encouraged to download their new recycling and waste calendars.
The calendars last for 6-months only as collection dates for these residents may change in spring 2021, when new collection vehicles will be introduced as part of ongoing service improvements to reduce round sizes and make collections more efficient. Residents will receive new information in advance of any changes.
Please print your calendar at home or save a copy to a mobile phone/tablet. It is also possible to search for the addresses of relatives and/or neighbours if you know of someone who may require a helping hand. The calendars can be downloaded from Buckinghamshire Council’s website, with printed paper copies also available upon request by calling Buckinghamshire Council’s friendly customer services team on 01494 586550.
Garden Waste suspension for Aylesbury Vale areas
Aylesbury Vale garden waste customers are reminded that the 2020 service will soon be coming to an end. For customers who normally have their brown garden waste bin collected on the same day as their green rubbish bin, the last collection for 2020 will take place the week commencing Monday 16 November. For customers who normally have their brown garden waste bin collected on the same day as their blue-lidded recycling bin, the last collection for 2020 will take place the week commencing Monday 23 November.
If you have additional garden waste, please remember that Buckinghamshire’s HRCs remain open.
Additional information for Buckinghamshire residents
Buckinghamshire Council’s street cleansing teams will be out and about collecting fallen leaves to keep our paths and roads safe this autumn.
Please avoid blowing leaves from gardens onto public highways as this can make pavements and paths extra slippery for users, especially in wet weather. The teams operate a schedule to clear leaves and having to return to clear sections that have previously been done has extra cost, and impacts on other roads that need clearing. Please use our garden waste collection service for your area to dispose of garden waste, or alternatively please take any additional garden waste to your local HRC.
Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, Cllr Bill Chapple OBE commented:
“We strive to provide timely information to our residents regarding their recycling and waste service and are pleased that, despite the new national restrictions, there is minimal disruption to the service.
“I’d like to thank residents for your continued cooperation and understanding, and share a friendly reminder to please keep up the good hygiene practice of wiping down bins and washing hands after handling bins.”
Residents can view the latest service updates regarding recycling and waste at: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/service-changes/coronavirus-waste-services-all-districts