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Service update

Spring bank holiday - refuse and recycling collection changes


Waste and recycling collections will be rescheduled, in Chiltern and Wycombe, during the week following the Spring bank holiday (Monday 30 May).

There will be no collections on Monday 30 May. Collections throughout the week will be one day later than normal. Crews will have caught up by the end of Saturday 4 June; normal service will resume from Monday 6 June.

Please check your collection calendar for more information or visit Chiltern District Council - Waste and recycling  My Wycombe

Normal Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 30 May

Tuesday 31 May

Tuesday 31 May

Wednesday 1 June

Wednesday 1 June

Thursday 2 June

Thursday 2 June

Friday 3 June

Friday 3 June

Saturday 4 June


Rejected bins


If your blue bin has not been emptied it may be because it contains the wrong items. Our crews have all been trained on what can and what cannot go into each bin. We have found that the most common reasons why bins are rejected, are as follows:

  • Paper & cardboard in the blue bin (please use the green or black paper box)
  • Bagging recycling in plastic bags (please keep it all loose)
  • Putting hard/stiff plastics in the blue bin i.e. toys, plant pots, washing up bowls
  • Plastic / cellophane wrapping in the blue bin
  • Biscuit and sweet wrappers in the blue bin
  • Polystyrene in the blue bin

If your bin contains the wrong items, we kindly ask that these items are removed, so that we may empty your bin on the next scheduled collection day. Crews will not return before the next scheduled collection day to empty a bin that contained the wrong items.

For more details on the types of materials that can be put in to the blue bin please visit the Mixed recycling page.