Purple sack - household waste
There are around 4,500 households in the Wycombe district which use a purple sack instead of the grey wheeled bin.
These are for more rural properties where the larger collection vehicles cannot fit. Some properties within the main town centres also use this method of waste containment.
Rolls of purple sacks are issued to properties on an allocation of two per week.
If you use the purple sacks for your rubbish collection , please see below for what can and can't go inside.
Day-to-day rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted. For example, disposable nappies, food trays and yogurt pots.
- Hot ashes
- Heavy items. See bulky items
- Clinical waste or hypodermic needles
When do you collect it?
Use My Wycombe to look up your collection schedule, or contact us with your address to find out the dates and frequency of your household waste collection service.
What do I need to do on bin collection day?
- Put your purple sacks out by 7am on the advised collection day
- Position your sacks so they are visible and do not cause any obstruction
- If we miss your waste, please report it to us by 4pm on collection day and we will come back the next working day to collect it
Where does the waste go?
Household waste from purple sacks goes to landfill sites. As we produce more rubbish, space in landfill sites begins to run out. It's important that we work together to reduce, re-use and recycle as much as possible rather than throw it away.