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Service update

Bank Holiday refuse and recycling collection changes


Waste and recycling collections will be rescheduled, in Chiltern and Wycombe, during the week following the Early May Bank Holiday (2 May).

There will be no collections on Monday 2 May. Collections throughout the week will be one day later than normal. Crews will have caught up by the end of Saturday 7 May; normal service will resume from Monday 9 May.

Please check your collection calendar for more information or visit

Normal Collection DayRevised Collection Day
Monday 2 MayTuesday 3 May
Tuesday 3 MayWednesday 4 May
Wednesday 4 MayThursday 5 May
Thursday 5 MayFriday 6 May
Friday 6 MaySaturday 7 May



Purple Sack Deliveries


The purple general waste sacks for properties that do not have wheeled bin facilities, should now have been delivered. If you have NOT received any purple sacks, please contact us before May 16th 2016 and we will arrange a delivery as soon as possible.


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.

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