On Monday, Buckinghamshire Council will officially be reopening the Bledlow Household Recycling Centre (HRC).
From Monday 16 January the site will be open five days a week, closing every Wednesday and Thursday. In the winter it will be open9am-4pm (Oct-Mar) and in the summer 9am-6pm (Apr-Sep).
The site will look and feel very similar to other household recycling centres in the county. Buckinghamshire residents can visit free of charge, but there will be costs for disposing of any non-household waste.
Bledlow is a rural site so residents are asked to consider the local area when travelling. The site is most suited for small trips and residents with lots of waste are encouraged to use the larger sites such as Aston Clinton and High Wycombe. To minimise disruption in nearby villages, residents are asked try to avoid visiting at busier times, like school drop off. Visitors should drive slowly and safely and take care of cyclists, farm machinery and other road users when entering and exiting the site.
Before visiting, residents are encouraged to check the webcams online to see how busy the site is and for the quieter times to visit. All sites are currently open 9am-4pm however during busy periods, especially at weekends, last entry may be before 4pm to allow those already onsite to unload their waste and exit before the site closes. Residents are asked to consider coming back at another time if the site is busy, especially if there are queues outside the site.
Bucks residents are being reminded to bring proof of address when visiting, such as a:
- council tax statement
- utility bill
- driving licence
Waste permits will be needed if residents are visiting in vans, or want to use trailers. Trade waste is not allowed on site, please find an alternative site.
Oxfordshire residents including those living nearby the site in Chinnor and Thame MUST PAY to visit the site. Charges start from approximately £20 per trip for a small car, and nearer £50-60 for a medium-sized car. Alternative household recycling centres in Oxfordshire are available on the Oxfordshire County Council website.