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A rare guitar has managed to raise a four-figure sum for a charity shop in Aston Clinton.

Manager of a South Buck Hospice Reuse Shop spotted the donated instrument and thought it may have a significant value, it went on to raise more than £2,000 for the charity. Apr 24

Bin-spiring volunteers collect bagfuls of litter during Great British Spring Clean

Committed Buckinghamshire residents have come together as part of the country’s biggest mass action environmental campaign. Apr 24

Join the Bucks Great British Spring Clean

Communities around Buckinghamshire are being invited to pop on their gloves and hi-vis vests, grab a refuse sack and litter picker and get involved with clearing up their local area as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. Mar 24

Read the latest Buckinghamshire Council Climate Change newsletter 

With updates from around the council and community. Jan 24

Bucks Household Recycling Centres continue to get top marks from residents

Overall satisfaction with all ten of the county’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) is 100% according to the latest figures from the bi-annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Aug 23 

Justice catches up with fly-tipper caught red-handed

A man from Watford who fly-tipped in Buckinghamshire in 2021 has finally paid the penalty for his crime after being prosecuted in court. Aug 23 

Hundreds of pre-loved items snapped up at pop-up Reuse Event near Tring preventing 1,500kg of waste

The popular event hosted by FCC Environment and South Bucks Hospice raised money for the hospice charity. June 23

School says so long to single-use plastics

A Buckinghamshire primary school has won an award for its efforts to cut back on single-use plastics. Haddenham Community Infant School (HCIS) is the first school in the county to achieve a gold award as part of a new scheme launched by Buckinghamshire Recycles last September. June 23 

High Wycombe HRC judged best in the country!

Buckinghamshire Council's High Wycombe Household Recycling Centre (HRC) has been judge the best in the country at the 'Lets Recycle' awards for excellence and waste management. May 23 

Buckinghamshire Council launch their first Climate Change newsletter 

With updates from around the council and community. May 23

Fly-tipper bags himself a hefty fine for dumping sacks of compost in countryside

A fly-tipper who repeatedly dumped bags of compost on a rural country lane has been fined in court. Mar 23

Shoppers in Buckinghamshire are being urged to not buy new this Black Friday,

by grabbing a bargain at their local reuse shop. Nov 22

FCC Environment steps up to waste free soap box challenge

Items needed to build the soapboxes like wheels, metal frames and wooden pallets came from the Household Recycling Centres across Bucks. Oct 22 

Fly-tipper fined for illegal dumping

Another criminal has learned the hard way that fly-tipping in Buckinghamshire won’t be tolerated. Oct 22

Grow it, Cook it, Eat it 

Are you worried about higher grocery bills and the rise in cost of living? Do you find yourself struggling to know what to do with the fresh produce you buy? Sep 22

Wave goodbye to waste

Summer holidays are upon us. Your bags are packed, your out of office is ON, but is the fridge still half full? Cucumbers, cheese, a bag of leaves... don’t leave them home alone. Jul 22

Never bin hidden batteries

Batteries that are thrown away can cause fires. Anything with a plug, battery or cable can and should be recycled. July 22

All new High Wycombe reuse shop reopens in time to celebrate 10 years of delivering social value to the community

The much-loved reuse shop in High Heavens household recycling centre, run by South Bucks Hospice in partnership with FCC Environment and Buckinghamshire Council, celebrated 10 years of being open on July 1st. Jul 2022

Buckingham Household Recycling Centre – revised opening hours for one week only.

From Monday 27th June - Friday 1st July Buckingham Household Recycling Centre will be opening from 10am-6pm to allow for essential works to be carried out. Jun 2022

High Heavens Hospice shop is set for exciting new rebuild

Residents will be able to enjoy a new modernised South Bucks Hospice re-use shop at High Heavens Recycling Centre in High Wycombe this summer. Jun 2022

Council asks for residents’ help in tackling the costly problem of food waste

It’s a priority for Buckinghamshire Council to take local action to reduce food waste, and to do this it’s asking local people to share their experience in an online survey of why almost a third of the food we buy never makes it to a plate. May 2022

Buckinghamshire Council becomes the first local authority in the UK to support AWorld

On Earth Day 2022, which takes place on Friday 22 April, Buckinghamshire Council will become the first local authority in the UK to support the AWorld app. Apr 2022

Important changes to bin collections in the south of the county

Letters will be arriving by post this week and next to residents living in the former Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district areas explaining the upcoming new bin collection day schedules and improvements to the recycling and waste service. Apr 2022

Kitche and Buckinghamshire Council – working together to reduce food waste

Buckinghamshire Council has today announced it is launching a food waste reduction campaign across the county. Apr 2022

Easter Bank Holiday bin collections across Buckinghamshire

Bin collections across Buckinghamshire will be operating to a revised timetable over the Easter Bank Holiday. Apr 2022

Prolific fly-tipper put behind bars

A prolific fly-tipper has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and had their vehicle seized following a joint prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire Council, Hillingdon Council and Sutton Council. Mar 2022

Householders warned of the perils of not hiring a registered waste collector

One Bucks resident has learned the hard way not to risk hiring a non-registered waste collector and paying in cash for them to dispose of their rubbish, after being fined by Buckinghamshire Council. Feb 2022

Separate Chiltern and Wycombe area food waste collections to restart from 13 December

From this date households should put out their food waste in its separate brown bin on their usual collection day. Nov 2021

Buckinghamshire’s Reuse Revolution picks up pace as 500 tonnes are donated

Buckinghamshire Council and its waste and recycling partner FCC Environment have issued a thank you to all of the residents who have been involved in the ‘Bucks Reuse Revolution’ by donating their preloved items. Nov 2021

Change in cardboard recycling collections in South Bucks area

The majority of residents living in the South Bucks area should now all have received a new 44L recycling box.The new boxes have been introduced because of a change in the way cardboard is being collected. Oct 2021

Hit daytime TV show filmed at Bucks recycling centre

The hit daytime BBC One TV show Money for Nothing is currently being filmed at FCC Environment’s High Wycombe and Beaconsfield Household Recycling Centres, that the company runs on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council. Sep 2021

Join the fight against zombie batteries

Buckinghamshire is taking part in the national Take Charge campaign which urges consumers to join the fight against 'zombie' batteries by only recycling dead batteries using specialist battery recycling services and keeping them out of the general rubbish or recycling. Aug 2021

Charity re-use shop staff given a ‘knight’ to remember

Stunned staff at a charity re-use shop were given a ‘knight’ to remember - when a suit of armour was handed in as a donation. Aug 2021

Are you binning your cash?

Almost one fifth of the food we buy ends up in the bin, most of it because it simply wasn’t used in
time. Jul 2021

More and more of us recycling food

Join the thousands of people in Buckinghamshire recycling their food at home. Jul 2021

A big thank you for High Heavens recycling crew

Local charity Seerah Today has thanked the staff at the High Heavens Household Waste and Recycling Centre as part of the national Thank You Day initiative designed to ensure everyone who deserves a thank you gets one! Jul 2021

Grow to Give, now there’s food for thought

Buckinghamshire Council is proud to be supporting ‘Grow to Give’, a community food initiative providing fresh, locally grown food to food banks and community fridges across Buckinghamshire. June 2021

Disposable barbecue danger alert at home and in parks and open spaces

Dangers from throwaway barbecues have prompted warnings from Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service. June 2021

Great British Spring Clean

Buckinghamshire Council is proud to once again be taking part in and supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean: the country’s biggest mass action environmental campaign. May 2021

Be smart and make a swap

Residents in Aylesbury are being encouraged to make one small change in their lives to benefit the environment, as part of a new initiative being supported by the council. May 2021

10 tips to avoid food waste 

Wasting food feeds climate change, so check out these top tips to help you reduce food waste and lessen the impact on the the climate. Apr 2021

Make your metals matter

A new county-wide campaign, Metal Matters, is being rolled out across Buckinghamshire to encourage households to recycle more. Mar 2021

Keep Crushin' It

If there’s good to be found in Lockdown, it’s that many of us have had time to stop, pause and think about how we do things. Feb 2021

Aston Clinton reuse shop to reopen -

Buckinghamshire Council, FCC Environment and South Bucks Hospice are pleased to announce that the re-use shop at the Aston Clinton household recycling centre will reopen on Monday 22 June. June 2020

Repair Revolution

There is a repair revolution gathering pace in Buckinghamshire and the County Council is encouraging more people to take part and maybe even start one themselves in their local area. Mar 2020

Softcat volunteers leave charity purring with delight after shop rejig

Customers seeking a bargain at the High Heavens Household Recycling Centre could be left purring with delight – thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers from Softcat. Jan 2020

Recycling centre satisfaction remains high despite changes

A new survey shows that 98% of visitors to Buckinghamshire's household recycling centres remain satisfied with the service they receive, despite changes that were brought in on 1 April 2019 to help the service reduce costs. Nov 2019

Deal with man in cafe lands hotel manager in court

34-year-old hotel manager from Hillingdon, pleaded guilty on two counts of failing in his duty of care in relation to a large volume of waste found dumped in Iver Heath Oct. 2019

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