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About my bins

In this section you can find out about your bins, boxes and bags and what to put in them.

About your bins (boxes and bags)

You can also check what you can put in your bins by entering your postcode in the Recycle Now search tool.

You can find out all about what you can put in which bin in our St Albans Recycling leaflet

What goes in which bin and how often is it collected?

Brown wheeled bin /Purple refuse sacks (up to 3 per fortnight) Toggle accordion

Those properties not suitable for wheeled bins are issued with purple refuse sacks

What goes in it?

Household waste that cannot be recycled

How often is it collected?

Fortnightly – on alternate weeks to household recycling

Black wheeled bin Toggle accordion

What goes in it?

Mixed recycling (mixed plastics, cans, foil, glass bottles and jars)

How often is it collected?

Fortnightly – on alternate weeks to household waste

Black / Green box Toggle accordion

What goes in it?

Paper and card

How often is it collected?

Fortnightly – on alternate weeks to household waste

Green wheeled bin Toggle accordion

What goes in it?

Garden waste

How often is it collected?

Fortnightly – on alternate weeks to household waste

Small green caddy Toggle accordion

What goes in it?

Food waste

How often is it collected?

Weekly 

Plastic bags Toggle accordion

What goes in it?

Small electrical items and textiles and household batteries

How often is it collected?

Weekly 

How to order a replacement Bin, Caddy or Bag Toggle accordion

You can order replacement bins using your MyStAlbans Account.

Order a replacement bin

Live in a flat?

If you are in a flat you can still recycle the same materials as houses, but you will have communal bins instead. We do not collect garden waste. If you have communal gardens, this waste should be taken away by the contractor maintaining the area.

Don’t know what to do with a waste item? Toggle accordion

Too much for your bins? Toggle accordion

Reuse centres

Reuse centres are an easy place to donate unwanted household items or pick up an amazing bargain.

Reuse centres

Bulky items collection

We can collect your larger items that can’t be collected as part of the normal kerbside service. Please note we charge for this service. Visit our bulky waste collection page for details

Bulky waste collection

Household waste recycling centres (local tips)

For locations opening times and accepted materials please use the Recycling Centres

Recycling Centres

Recycling Locator

Find local recycling facilities in your area

Recycling locator

 

Reduce your waste – switch to ‘real nappies’ Toggle accordion

We offer a £60 incentive scheme for families using washable nappies.

That’s more than other areas in Hertfordshire. 

You’ll see that the application form says a £50 incentive, because it is used across the whole of Hertfordshire. But when you send your form to us, we will then send you £60!

How to apply

Please download and complete the form from the WasteAware website.

You can then upload a form using the contact us button below.

Contact us