Household recycling centres and waste permits

Fees for non-household waste

Landscaping, construction, or demolition waste is classed as 'non-household waste', even if you have brought this from your own home.

This is expensive for us to dispose of. We are allowed by law to charge for these items to offset the cost of disposal. This page explains what you need to pay for and how to pay.

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Waste that you need to pay a fee for

As a general rule, non-household waste items are materials created from the construction, demolition, alteration or repair of a home or garden. We may charge a fee for any amount of non-household waste.

Check fees before visiting the site

Fees apply for most items

These are some common ‘non-household’ waste types. Check the fees for your waste before you visit the site.

View print version of full price list, all prices below are inclusive of VAT.

Part bags will be charged as per whole. Other construction and demolition items may be liable to be charged at a similar rate as stated in the table, in line with current legislation.

Fees for any non-household waste items not specifically listed will be decided by staff on site, based on the current price list. The decision of site staff is final.

Fees apply for some items

The following items will be charged for:

  • wood and timber
  • scrap metal

How to pay

Before unloading your waste, please see a member of site staff. They will work out how much you need to pay. Site staff can accept payments by credit, debit, or pre-paid payment card only. Cash payments will not be accepted.

At least 80% of the waste brought to our household recycling centres remains free to dispose of.

Other ways to dispose of non-household waste

There are many ways to donate, reuse or dispose of non-household waste. Use the SCRAP code to make sure your waste is dealt with properly.

  • Sell or donate items - sell or give away items such as bathroom suites or sheds via online sites like Ebay, Facebook Marketplace or Freegle.
  • Hire a skip - there are many varieties of skip and bag services available to hire. Fees for non-household waste in Buckinghamshire are relatively low, but can add up in a large project. Skip hire maybe cheaper. Following the SCRAP code to make sure your waste is disposed of correctly.
  • Pay a contractor to dispose of your waste - You can ask any contractor working on your home to take waste with them. They may charge for this but it may be less expensive than visiting the household recycling centre. Follow the SCRAP code to make sure your contractor disposes of waste correctly.