Household Waste Charges

Published: 28 March 2019

Bucks County Council will be imposing charges for disposal of certain types of waste at their Household Recycling Centres from 1st April.

At least 75% of the waste brought to sites will remain free. You will still be able to dispose of all household waste free of charge at any of the county's Household Recycling Centres. The guide below shows general categories of waste, to find out whether a specific item is chargeable, please refer to the price list.

household waste chart 

What waste can be charged for?

Chargeable waste is non-household waste items, which are set out in UK Environmental Law.

As a general rule, non-household waste items are materials created from the construction, demolition, alteration or repair of a home or garden. Any amount of non-household waste can be charged for. The price list above is details the types of items and a full list will be available soon.

Why am I being charged?

Non-household waste is expensive for us to dispose of and we are not obliged to provide residents with a disposal site for non-household waste.

We recognise that many householders carry out small projects from time to time. By applying a small charge this allows us to continue accepting these types of non-household waste.

How can I pay?

Before unloading your waste, please see a member of site staff who will work out how much you need to pay. Payments will be accepted via credit, debit, or pre-paid payment card only.

Cash payments will not be accepted.

More information can be found by clicking here.