The first of April will see the first major change to Buckinghamshire’s household recycling centres for a generation.
The County Council’s Cabinet made the decision in January to bring in the following changes to safeguard the future of the service against a backdrop of continually reduced funding and the need to protect other critical council services:
- The sites at Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham and Chesham will close two days a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays (generally the less-busy days).
- The site at Bledlow will close at the end of March, with the nearest alternative sites at Aston Clinton or High Heavens in Wycombe.
- All sites will introduce charges for non-household waste items such as bags of rubble, kitchen units, fence panels etc. This brings us into line with many other authorities who charge for items that legally don’t have to be taken for free. Domestic and green waste won’t be charged for.
Details can be found online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/HRC