Recycling and Waste Collection

Garden Waste Bin (Brown Bin) Collections 

If anyone wants to sign up to the Garden Waste Service please follow this link: Aylesbury Vale District Council • Garden waste service.

For any other related enquiries please see the website: Aylesbury Vale District Council • Recycling and Waste collections or call the waste helpline on 01296 585510.

Local Facilities

There are recycling facilities at Tesco’s in Buckingham and also there is the Household Refuse Centre at Buckingham Industrial estate. You may need a permit to take rubbish to the latter (see below).

The village school is always happy to receive waste paper as a means of fund raising.

Permit Scheme

Private cars, 4x4s or MPVs do not need a permit to take DIY waste. The height barriers have been permanently raised to allow any of these vehicle or those with a permit in. The scheme means permits are required for commercial vehicles, people on foot, or those with large trailers (up to 1.8m x 1.2m maximum), and are valid for 31-days. DIY waste is limited to 6 items per permit. A permit is also needed for disposing of Asbestos in any vehicle although the Buckingham site doe NOT take asbestos.

The permits are free, but please allow three working days for delivery:

Click here for the online form or call 01296 395000  – Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm and Friday 9am-5pm

Local Collections

For local collection dates please click here to visit the Aylesbury Vale District Council website.

The collection day for AKELEY is Tuesday except for bank holidays.

Please make sure all your containers are put out at the edge of your property by 6:30 am.

Waste Management

Buckinghamshire County Council are responsible for arranging the disposal of all household rubbish generated in the County: 9 Household Waste and Recycling Centres

Initiatives to encourage the reduction and recycling of rubbish

You can contact them direct on 01296 395000
Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm and Friday 9am-5pm

Aylesbury Vale District Council are responsible for:

  • House to house collection of domestic waste in wheelie bins or black bags
  • Special collections of bulky items from private dwellings (there may be a charge)
  • Collection of clinical waste from private dwellings
  • Street cleaning including emptying litter bins, collecting fly-tipped rubbish on public land and street sweeping
  • Recycling banks (glass, paper, cans, plastic, etc.) other than those situated at household waste sites.
  • Abandoned vehicles in any public area

You can contact them direct on:
Aylesbury Vale District Council: 01296 585510

We list below links to the web pages for Recycle for Buckinghamshire, each District Council, Fly-tipping and Real Nappy schemes and to an external site where you can search using a post-code to find your nearest recycling facility.

Visit the one stop location for recycling within Buckinghamshire:

For more information call 01296 395000

Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm and Friday 9am-5pm

or email

Other useful websites:

Recycle for Buckinghamshire

Find your nearest Recycling Facility

Fly tipping – Illegal Dumping Campaign

Bucks Real Nappy Initiative

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Chiltern District Council

South Bucks District Council

Wycombe District Council