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.
Waste collection delays
We are aware that you may be experiencing some delays across our waste collection services and apologise for the inconvenience.
Please click on the service delays button below to see where collections have been delayed/missed.
Recycling and rubbish news
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Forty-one fines for fly-tipping have been issued by St Albans District and City Council’s enforcement team so far this year.
St Albans City and District Council has adopted a new strengthened strategy for supplying, emptying, maintaining and replacing litter bins.
News Release from our waste contractor Veolia:
An eco-friendly recycling vehicle with high-tech safety equipment has gone on trial in St Albans District.
New eco-friendly street cleaning equipment has gone on trial in St Albans City Centre.
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.