Recycling Guide Aylesbury

Camiers believe that recycling is a fundamental part of waste management today. We take pride in aiming to recycle 100% of the waste we collect, and we believe that everyone should be encouraged to recycle as much waste as possible. Therefore, we’re happy to provide Aylesbury with an ultimate guide to recycling. Together, we can reduce the amount of waste which is sent to landfill and help to protect the environment.

Be prepared

It’s important that you’re prepared for a bin or waste collection. Ensure your bin is only filled with permitted waste and is ready for easy removal in good time. It should be noted that putting bins or bulky collection waste out too early could land you with a fine – so don’t be too hasty. But putting waste out for collection the evening beforehand is appropriate and ideal for peace of mind.

To find out when your bin collection day is, visit the Aylesbury Vale District Council website. Alternatively for a quick, easy way to find out, download the AVDC Bin app on your tablet or smartphone. 

What can you place in each bin?

Aylesbury Vale District Council are able to provide their residents with four different bins. Only certain types of waste will be permitted for each one. Just in case you were unsure, here’s what you can and can’t put in your council bins:

The food bin

What can go in the food bin?

  • All food (raw or cooked)
  • Plate scrapings
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat and fish (including skin, bones and shells)
  • Cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Bread, crisps, biscuits, pastries and cakes
  • Pet food (biscuits and meat)

What cannot go in the food bin?

  • Hard plastic or cling film
  • Large quantities of liquid (including milk, oil and gravy)
  • Pet poo (including that of dogs, cats, rodents or birds)
  • Pet litter or bedding

For more information about what can and can’t go in your food bin, or to find out which liners are permitted to be used, visit the Aylesbury Vale District Council website.

The green lidded rubbish bin

What can go in the green lidded rubbish bin?

  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags and cling film
  • Empty paint cans
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Food wrappers
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Plastic toys
  • Polystyrene packaging (including food packaging)
  • All waste which absolutely cannot be recycled


What cannot go in the green lidded rubbish bin?

  • Electrical waste/appliances
  • Building materials
  • Car parts
  • Batteries
  • Needles or sharp instruments
  • Garden waste

If you’d like more information about what you can and can’t put in your green lidded rubbish bin, visit the Aylesbury Vale District Council website.

The blue lidded recycling bin

Blue Bin Recycle Bin With Clear Plastic Bottles Inside

What can go in the blue lidded recycling bin?

  • Plastic bottles (without lids), plastic tubs, pots and trays
  • Tins, cans and aerosols
  • Newspapers, magazines, shredded paper
  • Paper, cardboard, envelopes, phone directories
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars (without lids)
  • Tin foil (scrunched up)
  • Greeting cards, wrapping paper (without glitter or made from foil)

Please note: all recyclable waste should be cleaned thoroughly first, then placed in the bin, this includes all plastic containers, tin foil packaging, tins, cans, cartons and glass.

What cannot go in the blue lidded recycling bin?

  • Plastic toys or plant pots
  • Needles or sharp instruments
  • Plastic foil
  • Glitter
  • Engine oil or paint cans/containers
  • Pet litter/bedding
  • Building materials/DIY items (including MDF)
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags/carrier bags
  • Broken glass
  • Broken china/porcelain
  • Polystyrene
  • Bedding/textiles

If you’d like more information about what you can and cannot place in your recycling bin, visit the Aylesbury Vale District Council website.

The garden waste bin

Hedge Trimmings Garden Waste

You can arrange for the council to collect your garden waste, thus saving a trip to the tip. If you’d like to forego the services of your local council, Camiers will be on hand to help. We offer a variety of waste management solutions that you can make use of should you wish to dispose of garden waste. For more information, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team.

Your local council will take:

  • Grass and hedge trimmings/cuttings
  • Garden plants
  • Fallen fruit
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and small branches (up to wrist thickness)
  • Tree and shrub prunings
  • A variety of weeds (except noxious weeds – Japenese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Ragwort)

Report missed bin collections

If your council has missed your bin, then it’s important that is reported as soon as possible. Aylesbury Vale District Council request that your report the incident after 6pm on the scheduled day of collection and within 24 hours of a bin being missed (Monday-Friday).

The council claim to collect your missed bin:

  • Before the next collection date
  • Within two working days of the report being filed

Their crews operate a missed bin collection services between Tuesday and Friday. If a bin was missed on a Friday, it’s likely it will be collected on either Tuesday or Wednesday the following week. Ensure you leave your bin out on the street after reporting the missed bin collection.

Here at Camiers, we will never miss a collection date. Whether you’ve filled a commercial skip or made use of our RORO skip hire, we’ll always be on site on the scheduled day of collection, so you’re never left disappointed. To discuss waste management solutions with one of our team, contact us today!

Dispose of electrical items responsibly

Electrical Appliances In Recycle Bin

Aylesbury Vale District Council are able to dispose of your unwanted electrical items. If the appliance is small and will adequately fit inside an average shoe box, you’ll be able to leave it on top of your recycling bin (in a clear carrier bag) on the day of collection.

If your appliance is too big to fit inside an average shoe box, then you may want to arrange a waste collection – Camiers are able to help with this. We have a dedicated house clearance service, including the removal of electrical waste from your home. This will then be disposed of responsibly for your peace of mind. For further information, contact us today – we’ll be happy to talk through your options.

The collection of commercial waste

If you’re looking to safely and responsibly dispose of commercial waste yourself, it’s important that it’s taken to an appropriate recycling centre. There are five centres in the local area, all managed by Bucks County Council. They will charge for use of their facilities and you may also require a license in order to use them. For more information about where the recycling centres are based, together with their opening times, visit the Bucks County Council website.

If you’d like a more convenient way of disposing of your commercial waste, then Camiers will be able to help. We offer site clearance services and the option for commercial skip hire. If you’d like more information about our commercial waste solutions and collections, get in touch with a member of our professional team.

What will happen to your waste?

Your waste is handled differently depending on the nature of it. General waste will be collected by your local council every two weeks and taken to the Greatmoor Energy from Waste (AfW) facility. This facility will burn your waste to generate energy. This will produce enough electricity to power 40,000 homes in the area.

The council will then take your mixed recycling waste (also collected every two weeks), and offloaded at Aylesbury Vale District Council Waste Transfer Station. It will then be bulked into different vehicles and transferred to Casepak’s Material Recycling Facilities (MRF) in Leicester.

MRF will then sort and separate the waste into different types using a mixture of automatic and manual methods for ultimate accuracy. After this, they’re sent to other recycling facilities where they can be made into new products for you to use once again.

Here at Camiers, we’re committed to recycling 100% of the waste we collect from our customers, which is why we’re proud to have a recycling facility of our very own for all our waste processing needs. Anything that can’t be recycling is meticulously processed and transferred to licensed waste disposal sites in the area.

We have trained, specialist staff who are able to expertly manage the activities of our waste transfer facility. Our team works diligently to ensure all waste is thoroughly sorted and responsibly disposed of. By doing this, we’re able to minimise the amount of waste which is sent to landfill, meaning we’re in complete control of the waste we collect and manage.

Whether you have domestic household waste to dispose of, commercial, or industrial waste ready for collection, you’ll always be able to count on us here at Camiers for safe, responsible waste collection and disposal. 

For further information about our skip hire services and waste management solutions, including house, garden, fly tipping and site clearances, then get in touch with a member of our expert team today – we’re proud to serve Aylesbury and the surrounding areas.