Recycling and Repairs


There are lots of ways to recycle most things we consume these days. This includes plastics and packaging, paper, glass, electrical equipment, batteries, water filters and clothes to name but a few.

It is important to remember, when you are throwing things away, to distinguish between what is relatively clean and can be recycled and what is contaminated and cannot be recycled.

If you put contaminated items (e.g. covered in tomato sauce) in with clean products (e.g. plastic packaging) for recycling, you defeat the object because it is all treated as contaminated and none of it gets recycled. Taking a little care is really worthwhile.

Cutting down on packaging of all kinds is a good habit and recycling what you can helps to reduce your carbon footprint just that little bit more.

Some retailers are now committed to recycling some forms of packaging. We have included some information below on collection points in Amersham.

St Michael & All Angels C of E Church I 70 Sycamore Road, Amersham HP6 5DR I Google Map

  • Pringle tubes
  • Plastic writing implements: pens, felt tips, markers

Specsavers I 51 Sycamore Road, Amersham HP6 5EQ I Google Map

  • Used toothbrushes
  • Used electric toothbrush heads

Brendan O’Sullivan Hair and Beauty Salon I 3A Sycamore Rd, Amersham HP6 5EQ I Google Map

Used makeup:

  • Mascara
  • Lipsticks, lip gloss tubes and lip balms
  • Eye shadow contacts
  • Lip and cheek highlighters
  • Bronzer sticks

Post Office I 1 Sycamore Place, Amersham HP6 5BG I Google Map

  • Used Ferrero Roche boxes
  • Used marigold gloves

Amersham Recycles for Medic to Medic accepts many non kerbside collected waste streams.  Drop off in the yellow wheelie bin at Newlyn Corner, Sycamore Close, Amersham HP6 6BW any time.  It is essential that waste is kept like with like as it cannot be hand sorted.

For more details on what can be taken for recycling and where see their Facebook page :


We can save a lot on plastic, pollution and carbon emissions by getting things repaired instead of throwing them away and buying a new replacement. Lots of things are capable of repair. There are videos e.g. on YouTube to show you how to do it. And there are local people who offer a repair service, e.g. dry cleaners.

A local pop-up Repair Café is now established, and details can be found

How can we help you?

The Town Council offers a range of good value services and facilities to Amersham residents and visitors.

We are committed to improving the quality of our facilities and we value your comments and feedback on future improvements.


Recent News

Christmas Tree Recycling Raises Over £3,300!

January 17, 2024

A huge thank you to everyone that supported the Council’s Christmas tree collection and recycling initiative. In total over £3,300 was raised which will help fund many of our sustainable projects that we planned for the next year. All of the trees that the depot team collected (over 500 in total), and that were dropped […]

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Don’t Throw Away – Recycle Today!

October 25, 2023

Amersham Town Council, working with Medic to Medic charity, has helped to recycle over 185kgs of recyclable items that would otherwise go to landfill. Thank you! Please keep up the good work.

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The Great Giveaway!

September 26, 2023

Have you joined the great recycling scheme, and RECYCLED used pens, felt-tips, toothpaste tubes and dozens of other household items, instead of throwing them into the rubbish bin? In just two weeks THESE two big bags of pens were collected at St Michael & All Angels church, as part of the scheme promoted by Amersham […]

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Great British Spring Clean 2023

March 22, 2023

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in Amersham Town Council’s Great Amersham (British) Spring Clean events over the weekend. Pupils from Stony Dean School commenced proceedings by litter picking Stanley Hill before our community litter picks in Amersham over the weekend, which saw 86 residents and visitors brave the rain to take part. […]

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