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.
Extreme weather and waste collections
Due to the high temperatures we have been experiencing and in order to prioritise the health and safety of our staff, the waste and recycling collections will be taking place earlier than usual, to avoid the hottest time of the day. We will continue to monitor the temperatures over the weeks and will advise if this arrangement will continue for longer.
Please leave your bins out on the boundary of your property by 6am or the night before where possible. If your collection is missed, please be patient while we work to complete collections as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Waste collection delays
We are aware that you may be experiencing some delays across our waste collection services and apologise for that.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Please click on the service update button below to see where we have delayed/missed collections.
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An eco-friendly recycling vehicle with high-tech safety equipment has gone on trial in St Albans District.
The new garden waste recycling service in St Albans District has been a success – with more than one in two households subscribing, it has been revealed.
New eco-friendly street cleaning equipment has gone on trial in St Albans City Centre.
Once again, we will be providing compost for you to help yourself to on Sunday 10 April from 7.30am.
Table-topping St Albans City and District Council in Hertfordshire has been presented with the trophy for being the highest performing council in England for recycling in 2020/21.
A range of measures have been taken to minimise disruption to waste and recycling collections in St Albans District caused by a surge in COVID-related absences.
The annual recycling rate achieved by St Albans City and District Council was the best in the whole of England last year.
Dates for waste and recycling collections in St Albans District over the festive holiday season have been announced.
Around 750 bags of discarded rubbish was collected from the verges of main roads in St Albans District during litter picks.
St Albans City and District Council has achieved the fifth best recycling rate in England for the second year in a row, Government figures have revealed.
Aspects of a proposed charge for garden waste collection in St Albans District should be reconsidered, a Council Committee has said.