Household Recycling Centres [HRCs] - Waste Access and Acceptance Policy (WAAP)

Household recycling centre

1. Introduction

1.1 The purpose of this document is to set out Buckinghamshire Council’s (the Council) approach to the disposal of waste at its Household Recycling Centres (HRCs). This policy details the following:

  • opening days and hours
  • permitted users of the sites
  • access criteria, including permitted vehicles; and
  • waste electronic-permits (e-permits)

1.2 The appendices include further details relating to categories of waste, exemptions, and restrictions and charging scheme.

1.3 The principles of this policy are to:

  • help protect the environment by promoting waste prevention and waste minimisation messages;
  • provide cost effective facilities for disposal of waste that are sustainable (includes consideration of fly-tipping) and maximise the re-use and recycling of waste;
  • provide sustainable waste management solutions in a cost effective manner for Buckinghamshire Council tax payers.

1.4 This policy applies to waste disposal activities within the administrative boundary of Buckinghamshire Council (which excludes Milton Keynes).

1.5 This policy is made in accordance with the main legislative frameworks which include the following: