Recycling, rubbish and street cleaning
We provide households in the District with a comprehensive multi-material recycling service, working together with our partner Veolia.
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to recycle and cut down waste. Achieving this means we can reduce our impact on the environment.
We also help keep our streets and public spaces clean, safe, tidy and attractive – making sure that the district continues to be a great place to live in, work and visit.
View information on rubbish and recycling including about bins and collection days, what to do with specific waste items and how to report street cleanliness issues.
COVID-19 Service Update
Recycling, waste collection and street cleaning services in St Albans District are currently operating as normal during the Covid-19 crisis.
Residents are urged to continue using recycling and waste collection services as usual.
In order to prevent further spread of Covid-19, households that are self-isolating and showing the symptoms of the virus should follow the UK Government's 'Stay at home' advice and ensure:
- Personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths are securely disposed in rubbish bags, and not in paper or card recycling.
- Any bags containing personal waste should be double bagged, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.
- Bags containing personal waste are to be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in the usual external general waste bin.
Bank Holiday - 25th May 2020
Due to Bank Holiday, Monday 25th no refuse or recycling collections will be taking place. All collections will run one day late. Monday 25th will be collected Tuesday 26th, Tuesday 26th will be collected Wednesday 27th and so on with Friday 29th being collected on Saturday 30th May 2020.
Recycling and rubbish news
Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of up to £300 are to be issued for an extended range of flytipping offences in St Albans District.
Two flytippers have been ordered to pay £579 in fines and costs after eight shopping trolleys full of builders’ rubble was dumped at a St Albans’ supermarket.
Residents have helped boost the annual recycling rate in the St Albans District to its highest ever figure of 62.1%.
A new garden waste service is being launched for householders in the St Albans District to help them recycle excess material.
St Albans City and District Council is in sight of becoming one of the top ten recycling local authorities in England.
Five fly-tippers in the St Albans District have been issued with Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) since the new “on-the-spot” fines were introduced.
New recycling bins have been installed at Verulamium Park as the first step in a long-term plan to roll out similar bins across council-run parks.