Rubbish, waste & recycling

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Have your say on recycling

St Albans Council is currently conducting a survey regarding the Council’s recycling service. A team of canvassers will be knocking on residents' doors throughout the district to gather feedback on recycling habits. The survey will also offer residents the opportunity to provide suggestions on improvements to the service.

All staff collecting information for the survey will be wearing company uniforms, carrying an ID card and will only ask questions relating to the waste service.

If we have visited your address but didn’t get a response then a calling card will be left which gives instructions on how to complete the survey online. The survey can also be completed even if we didn’t visit your property by using the linkhttp://www.enventure.co.uk/stalbans.htm 

Should you have any questions regarding this survey then please contact Louise Palmer on 01727 819428.

Date of last review: 30 September 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to your cardboard recycling collection

cardboard changes

From Monday 15th September 2014 residents will be able to present large pieces of cardboard with their recycling boxes for the crews to collect. 


Following feedback from resident's we have made arrangements to collect larger pieces of cardboard as part of the normal kerbside service. We ask that you flatten the cardboard and put it with or under your recycling boxes and the cardboard will be taken on your recycling day. Please note that your paper and cardboard box may be collected at a different time to your other boxes but they will be emptied on the same day.  


FLATS will also be able to recycle cardboard with their paper in your communal recycling bins. Further information for flats will be published shortly and keep an eye out for new stickers which will be issued to your bins reflecting the changes.


A press release regarding the changes can be found here.

In this section

recycling Recycling

Your guide to reycing in St Albans District

Alphabet building blocks A-Z of recycling

where do I put it....?

two bins Bin collection days

Find out when your bins are going to be collected and which bins to put out including collection rounds

bin collection Missed bin collection reporting form

Tell us about a missed bin collection

bins Replacement or additional bins and boxes

Order a replacement bin or extra recycling boxes and lids

recycling bins  coloured Recycling centres and sites

District site and recycling bank location details

removing box Bulky waste collection

How to apply for the collection of bulky waste

little kid Real nappies

St Albans City & District Council runs a £60 incentive scheme for families using washable nappies and disposable nappy white sacks