Buckinghamshire Council awards Household Recycling Centres contract to FCC Recycling

Buckinghamshire Council has awarded the new contract to manage and operate its 9 Household Recycling Centres to FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd.

The contract is due to start on 1 April 2022 and run for five years with the option to extend a further five years (ten in total).

Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres attract over a million visits a year and handle more than 60,000 tonnes of waste. FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd, which manages the current contract for Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres, was agreed as the successful bidder, subject to contract, at the council’s Cabinet meeting in December.

The new contract is worth £15 million over five years rising to £28.5 million over ten years if the contract is extended. Some elements of the successful bid include:

  • partnership with South Bucks Hospice to ensure more waste is reused from all sites through the shops at Aston Clinton and High Wycombe
  • a Waste Awareness and Education Manager to support residents and the wider community to recycle and reuse more
  • a target of recycling at least 68% of the waste brought to the sites

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said:


“With over a million visits a year, we know that our Household Recycling Centres are very important to Buckinghamshire residents. This new contract will continue to encourage everyone to recycle and reuse more, building on our current success with FCC and providing continuity as the new contract begins. They share our passion for customer service and value for money, so I’m confident that together we will work to deliver an excellent service, with strong environmental performance.”

Steve Longdon, FCC Operations Director, commented:


“We have operated the facilities in Buckinghamshire since 2012 and we have worked hard during this time to deliver an exceptional service, so we are delighted to have been awarded the new contract to provide the management and operation of the nine Household Recycling Centres. The new contract will allow us the flexibility to work with Buckinghamshire Council to embrace new ways of working focusing on the waste prevention, repair and reuse agenda that is vital if we are to meet our Net Zero targets as a nation.”