Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the revision of the Waste Access and Acceptance Policy (WAAP) relating to the Household Recycling Centre (HRC) service (effective from 1st August 2020)

Reasons for the decision:

Buckinghamshire Council (the Council) provides Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) to its residents for the disposal of household waste and recycling. The service delivery of these sites is determined by the Council’s Waste Access and Acceptance Policy (WAAP), which was introduced in 2006. The policy is regularly reviewed and revised to reflect relevant changes or decisions made. The current WAAP was updated effective April 2019.
Since 1st April 2019 there have been a number of changes that need to be reflected in the WAAP. These are:
1.Burnham HRC is to remain open (Cabinet Decision in September 2019)
2.Buckinghamshire Council (both change to unitary and in branding)
3.The new Buckinghamshire Council Fly-tipping Enforcement Policy (Cabinet Decision in April 2020)
4.VAT charges to be added to pricing for non-household waste from 1st August 2020 (Cabinet Member Decision in July 2020)

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – not recommended. The existing published WAAP does not reflect the decisions taken by Cabinet and Cabinet Member listed in the previous section.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Details of any conflict of interest declared: No conflict of interest has been identified or declared.

Contact: Gurbaksh Badhan, Head of Waste Management Email:

Publication date: 28/07/2020

Date of decision: 28/07/2020

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