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Bucks' tips expecting a busy Easter weekend

Tip / household waste site

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:10pm 16th April 2019.

All of Buckinghamshire's tips will be open over the Easter weekend.

The County Council say they're expecting all of the household waste sites to be busy, so we should check the webcams before heading out.

Charges have been brought in for non-household rubbish.

Although the sites at Burnham, Chesham, and Rabans Lane in Aylesbury are now closed every Wednesday and Thursday, all nine centres will be in operation from 9am to 6pm across the four days of the upcoming Easter weekend.

The Easter weekend can be a busy time, especially if the weather is good, so to avoid queues, visitors should check the online webcams before leaving home.

Household Waste Site / Rubbish / Tip
Charges have been brought in for non-household waste

The household recycling centre service has now introduced charges for accepting non-household waste, and site staff take payment electronically using hand-held devices.

This technology provides visitors with a quick and convenient transaction, but does mean that sites are unable to accept cash payment for non-household waste disposal.

Non-household waste is generally material that comes from construction, renovation and demolition work on buildings, or garden landscaping.

It includes wood, plasterboard, window frames, soil and rubble, but not green garden waste, which is free. Disposal of all household waste, including non-fitted furniture and mattresses, also remains free.

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said:

"This is the time of year when we all think about getting both house and garden ready for summer and although this April has seen the introduction of a number of changes at our household recycling centres such as charging for non-household waste, it's nevertheless business as usual for the service as it gets ready for one of its busiest times of the year.

"If making a visit over the long weekend, I'd ask residents to first check how busy their site is via webcam if they want to avoid a queue, and to be aware that if they are bringing non-household waste they will need to make a payment before disposing of it."

View the site webcams.

Find full details of types and prices for non-household waste.

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