Take care not to contaminate your recycling

Every recycling bin containing items that AVDC don’t recycle contaminates the whole truck load.  If the contractor rejects the truck load, the whole lot has to be taken to landfill.  The lost income from selling the recycling, transportation costs and landfill fees costs tax payers £2,000 a load!   So, please be careful.

Please also remove lids first and put these in separately.

Some of the contaminators that have been found in residents recycling bins include: a car bumper cut up into pieces, needles & syringes, plastic toys, full pots of paint, light bulbs, batteries, pillows, a desk fan and an ironing board.   All such items should be taken to the local tip.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your recycling, or would like a bigger recycling bin, please contact the team at Aylesbury Vale District Council.