There’s lots of information about recycling, reducing waste and how you can be involved in your local area on the Recycle Now website.
Hertfordshire County Council’s Household Wasted Recycling Centres are currently closed.
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Reuse centres are an easy place to donate unwanted household items or pick up an amazing bargain.
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Many of the things we throw away haven’t always reached the end of their useful life. Something that you don’t want any more can still be used by someone else.
Donating your items to someone else or recycling them is always a better option than throwing them away. For details of organisations that provide opportunities to sell, donate, or give away used furniture and household items.
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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.
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For locations opening times and accepted materials please use the Recycling Centres
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Find local recycling facilities in your area
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We’re part of the WasteAware partnership - working with the other county, district and borough councils to reduce, reuse and recycle Hertfordshire's waste. Find out more about WasteAware campaigns and how you can get involved.
- Remember your reusables
- Clothes swaps
- Fight Fast Fashion
- Food waste
- Home composting
- Lets SCRAP Fly tipping
- Real nappies
- Recycle Right
- ReUse Centres
- Seed Swap
- What happens to your recycling?
Changes to recycling facilities across the District - March 2020
St Albans City & District Council have reviewed the current ‘bring bank’ recycling sites located throughout the district, working towards greater collection efficiencies and delivering better value for money for both the council and residents.
The result of this review means that, several ‘bring bank’ sites across the district will have the paper/card and mixed dry recycling containers removed. The larger mixed card/paper recycling units are to be retained, providing an option for those householders who wish to deposit larger amounts of paper and/or card that cannot be easily accommodated by the kerbside collections. Residents will not experience any disruption to their household recycling collections.