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Service update

Summer bank holiday - refuse and recycling collection day changes


Waste and recycling collections will be rescheduled, in Chiltern and Wycombe, during the week following the Summer bank holiday (Monday 29 August).

There will be no collections on Monday 29 August. Collections throughout the week will be one day later than normal. Crews will have caught up by the end of Saturday 3 September; normal service will resume from Monday 5 September.

Local household waste recycling centres remain open during the Bank Holiday. Please see Recycling centres in Chiltern for details.

Normal Collection Day

Revised Collection Day

Monday 29 August

Tuesday 30 August 

Tuesday 30 August

Wednesday 31 August

Wednesday 31 August

Thursday 1 September

Thursday 1 September

Friday 2 September

Friday 2 September

Saturday 3 September


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.