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Your guide to AVDC’s recycling and waste service.

How our collection service works
Want a larger or smaller recycling bin?
What happens at bank holidays?
Do you need help putting out your bins?
Extra waste
Just moved here?
Missed collections

How our collection service works Households have indoor and outdoor food caddies, a large blue lidded recycling bin and a standard AVDC waste bin. The food waste bin is collected weekly; the recycling bin and waste bin on a rotating fortnightly basis. 

If you live in a flat or other property where there are communal bins, please read the advice leaflet below. You can view online, or print off and affix to your fridge as a handy guide.

Food waste bins Both the small grey kitchen caddy and outdoor green food waste bin, have  tightly fitting lids. Line the kitchen caddy with a compostable caddie liner and use it for your waste food. Put tied bags in the green outdoor food bin. Please only put food waste in this bin. Food waste bins containing other items won't be emptied.

The green food waste bin is collected weekly.

Recycling bin  You can fill the large blue lidded recycling bin with paper, glass, cardboard, plastics, cartons, cans and tins.
Please do not put items in your bin which can't be recycled, such as carrier bags - we will not collect bins that have items in which cannot be recycled. If you're not sure if an item can be recycled or not, please check the sticker inside your bin lid. Please put items in loose, not bagged up.

Recycling collections will be made every fortnight.

Waste bin All other household waste goes in your green landfill bin. This is collected fortnightly on alternate weeks with the recycling bin. We only empty AVDC bins, so please do not put out any other wheeled bin for collection.

Please note; That this bin is for household waste only. Bulky and non household waste will need to be disposed of separately.

Garden waste Sign up to our collection service to dispose of your garden waste. Or compost at home. If you're unable to home compost, take your garden waste to a local tip. These can be found at:

• College Road North, Aston Clinton
• Rabans Close, Rabans Lane, Aylesbury
• Yonder Slade, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham.

Garden waste must not be put in your green lidded bin.


Want a larger or smaller recycling bin? If you find your recycling bin is too big or not big enough, you can apply for a smaller, larger or an additional recycling bin. Smaller recycling bins are the same size as the standard waste bin; larger bins are half as big again as the normal recycling bin.

What happens at bank holidays? As we no longer collect recycling and waste on Mondays, the only bank holidays where your bins will be collected on a different day are:Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Check the web calendar if you are unsure what day and what to put out for collection.

Missed collections  If your entire road has not had a collection, please leave it one day before reporting a missed collection and leave your bins on the boundary of your property as usual. If we have not been able to collect on your usual day we will try to collect the following day.

Oops! We missed your bin? If we should ever miss collecting your recycling, food or waste bins, please let us know within 48 hours of your collection date so we can rectify the problem in the same week. 

Report a missed bin. 

Extra waste  We will only collect rubbish that fits in the bin, with the bin lid closed. We do not collect extra bags next to the bin. Please take any extra waste to the local tip; don't contaminate your recycling bin with your excess waste.

Do you need help putting out your bins?  We can help you if you are unable to put out your bins yourself. If you have a disability or are unable to move the bins, contact us by email recyclingandwaste@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call us on 01296 585510.

Just moved here?  If you have just moved into a newly built house contact us by email recyclingandwaste@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call us on 01296 585510 to arrange for collections.

If the property you've moved to has missing bins, use the online bin request form to order replacements.

Bulky waste collection
We do not operate a household collection service, however you can take any large items including recyclable waste, that doesn't go in your household recycling bins, such as scrap metal, to your local household waste and recycling centre. There are three sites in Aylesbury Vale district:

• Aston Clinton, College Road North exit, off the A41 Aston Clinton bypass.
• Raban's Close, Raban's Lane, Aylesbury HP19 8RS
• Yonder Slade, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1RZ.

Village bulky waste freighter
We operate a bulky waste collection service in some villages in Aylesbury Vale. A waste truck travels from village to village on set days, spending around three hours in each village. Bulk waste items can be disposed of free of charge to residents, but no hazardous waste such as asbestos and oils are allowed.
Please check your village website or noticeboard for dates, or ask your parish clerk to find out if the service is booked for your village, or near where you live. This service is coordinated by AVDC and paid for by individual town or parish councils.

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If you live in a block of flats with communal bins, how to dispose of recycling and waste

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Leaflet about our recycling and waste collection service

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Contact:

Recycling and Waste helpline

Telephone:

01296 585 510

Email:

recyclingandwaste@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk