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Buckinghamshire Council issues update on the recycling and waste service in Buckinghamshire

| November 13, 2020

An update on the recycling and waste service in Buckinghamshire has been issued by Buckinghamshire Council.

The new national restrictions, in place between Thursday 5th November 2020 and Wednesday 2nd December 2020, have no impact on weekly household collections or Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres which will remain open across Buckinghamshire.

With the new national restrictions in place, it’s likely residents will be spending more time at home and more waste may be produced. Buckinghamshire’s HRCs will remain open as usual throughout this time, so it’s still possible to make a trip to the tip. However, the reuse shops at the HRC’s will be closed in line with government guidance.

Residents who choose to visit a HRC later in the afternoon are advised to make sure plenty of time is left to make a trip. Last entrance to the site may be before 4.00pm, to allow those already on-site to unload their waste and exit by 4.00pm.

Further information on the the HRCs in Buckinghamshire, including a virtual tour of the site and locations of the HRCs, can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/bin-collection-recycling-and-waste.

New calendars for the Chiltern and Wycombe areas

Residents from the Chiltern and Wycombe areas are encouraged to download their new recycling and waste calendars.

The calendars last for 6-months only as collection dates for these residents may change in spring 2021, when new collection vehicles will be introduced as part of ongoing service improvements to reduce round sizes and make collections more efficient. Residents will receive new information in advance of any changes.

Residents can save a copy to a mobile phone/tablet or print their calendar at home. It is also possible to search for the addresses of relatives and/or neighbours if you know of someone who may require a helping hand. The calendars can be downloaded from the Buckinghamshire Council website, with printed paper copies also available upon request by calling the Buckinghamshire Council customer services team on 01494 586550.

Garden Waste suspension for Aylesbury Vale areas

Aylesbury Vale garden waste customers are reminded that the 2020 service will soon be coming to an end. For customers who normally have their brown garden waste bin collected on the same day as their green rubbish bin, the last collection for 2020 will take place the week commencing Monday 16th November 2020. For customers who normally have their brown garden waste bin collected on the same day as their blue-lidded recycling bin, the last collection for 2020 will take place the week commencing Monday 23rd November 2020.

If you have additional garden waste, please remember that the HRC’s in Buckinghamshire are remaining open.

Additional information for Buckinghamshire residents

Buckinghamshire Council’s street cleansing teams will be out and about collecting fallen leaves to keep our paths and roads safe this autumn.

Buckinghamshire Council is asking residents to avoid blowing leaves from gardens onto public highways as this can make pavements and paths extra slippery for users, especially in wet weather.

The teams operate a schedule to clear leaves and having to return to clear sections that have previously been done has extra cost and impacts on other roads that need clearing. Residents are being advised to use the garden waste collection service to dispose of garden waste or alternatively take any additional garden waste to the local HRC.

Cllr Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘We strive to provide timely information to our residents regarding their recycling and waste service and are pleased that, despite the new national restrictions, there is minimal disruption to the service.

I’d like to thank residents for your continued cooperation and understanding, and share a friendly reminder to please keep up the good hygiene practice of wiping down bins and washing hands after handling bins.

Residents can view the latest service updates regarding recycling and waste in the Buckinghamshire Council website at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/service-changes/coronavirus-waste-services-all-districts.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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