Changes to waste services due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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Due to the developing situation and latest advice regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), waste services are currently operating with a reduced number of staff.

As a result, some waste services have been suspended. This allows our available staff to focus on collecting general rubbish and recycling, helping to minimise disruption for our residents. Please see below for further details.

Service Update - Friday 3 April

Recycling (mixed and paper & card)

Service status

The recycling service continues as business as usual.

Garden Waste

Service status

Suspended in South Bucks from Wednesday 25 March until further notice. This includes renewals.  Please do not log a missed collection for garden waste as we will be unable to return.

Advice for residents

Garden waste materials are not hazardous if left for longer than two weeks and can be home-composted. Please store this waste until the service resumes.

Due to current social distancing measures, the Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) in Buckinghamshire are closed to the public. Please do not visit these sites to dispose of your garden waste.

General rubbish

Service status

General rubbish collections continues as business as usual. There are no current planned changes to collection frequencies or days.

Advice for residents

To support our crews, we kindly ask that residents contain all their waste within their bin(s) and use the food waste recycling service.

Food Waste

Service status

The food waste recycling service continues as business as usual. There are no current planned changes to collection frequencies or days.

Advice for residents

To support our crews, we kindly ask that residents use the food waste recycling service.

Medical Waste (including COVID-19 waste)

Sharps and sack collections are occurring as business as usual for residents who already have this service set up. Customers should request collections as they usual do (sharps only).

For information on how to dispose of waste from possible cases of COVID-19 and cleaning of areas where possible cases have been (such as disposable cloths and tissues), visit: COVID-19 waste

Bulky waste

Service status

New bulky waste collections are suspended. If you have previously booked a bulky waste collection, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your booking.

Advice for residents

Owing to the current situation, and closure of HRCs to the public, we advise residents to store their bulky waste items until it is safe for disposal options to resume.

Household Recycling Centres (HRCs)

All HRCs across Buckinghamshire are closed to the public until further notice. Please do not visit these sites to dispose of any waste.

Bin deliveries

Service status

Bin deliveries are suspended. We will be contacting residents who have placed orders before Friday 20 March to discuss their delivery.

Advice for residents

If you do not have a bin or your bin is broken, we will collect your general waste from single use sacks and your recycling from a reusable container. These sacks and/or container(s) must be provided by the householder.