Changes are being made to Buckinghamshire County Council’s Household Recycling Centre service starting in Autumn 2016.
From Saturday 1st October 2016 winter opening times at the Household Recycling Centres come into force. This year, 2016, the winter opening times will be 9.00am to 4.00pm every day. The earlier winter closing time is designed to make the service more cost effective as winter evenings are the least popular time for people to visit their Household Recycling Centre.
Since 2006, for some visits to the Recycling Centre, for instance when using a commercial vehicle or large trailer, a free permit had to be obtained which was delivered in the post. To make the permit system faster, more convenient and cost efficient it’s now going fully digital meaning that you can immediately present your permit code to Recycling Centre staff using a mobile device or take along a print out if you prefer.
The name of ‘Household Waste and Recycling Centre’ by which the centres were referred is being changed in favour of ‘Household Recycling Centre’. The change of name does not make any difference to the types of material that can be taken instead it is designed to emphasise the most important role of the centres namely helping to further improve recycling rates in Buckinghamshire which are already well above the national average.
Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment Warren Whyte said: ‘These changes reflect our drive towards efficiency in our waste services, while at the same time making the permit system faster and more convenient for users. The renaming of Household Recycling Centres marks our ongoing commitment to achieving the best environmental outcomes possible in Bucks through recycling, re-using and reducing our overall consumption.‘