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New collection calendars and guides

Keep an eye out for your 2017/18 collection calendars and guides that will be delivered over the next few weeks. If you haven't received your new calendar by December, let us know at recycling@southbucks.gov.uk

Free food caddy liners for Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks households to promote food waste recycling

Three district councils in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council are working collaboratively to increase food waste recycling.

Households in Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe districts with a food recycling service will soon receive an information pack about the benefits of food recycling, including introductory rolls of plastic bags to line kitchen caddies.

At the same time, yellow stickers are being placed on rubbish bins to encourage residents to separate and recycle food waste.

The councils now accept food waste wrapped in plastic bags and newspaper. The idea is to make this service easy and convenient, by using bags you would find around the home. And, with weekly food waste collections food isn't lingering in the rubbish bin for two weeks.

Machinery separates the bags and liners from the food waste. Those bags and liners are then sent to the energy from waste plant to be turned into electricity. The remaining food waste is processed, creating energy and a rich fertiliser, to be used in agriculture

To request a food bin, please use our form

How your food waste is recycled