Rubbish, waste & recycling

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Refuse Collections 

The Council will only collect 1 black bin (or 4 purple sacks) from each household per fortnight.
Please ensure that all the waste fits within your bin with the lid closed ready for collection. 

If you have any excess waste which doesn't fit in the bin this either needs to go in the bin once it has been emptied or disposed of in an appropriate manner, such as taking it to the household waste site.

We are aware that in some instances excess waste was being taken by crews against the policy and this has an impact on our efforts to increase our recycling rates as well as costing the Council more money to send the waste to landfill.

In order to help improve the districts recycling performance we are now ensuring that only the appropriate amount of waste is collected.

We appreciate your support in helping us work towards our recycling targets.

Date of last review: 04 November 2015

In this section

recycling Recycling

Your guide to recycling

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 household waste recycling sites (tips/dumps) and recycling bank location details and opening times

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