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 that.
The reasons for these temporary service delays, are:
- Staff shortages have been the result of COVID-related situations and a national shortage of HGV drivers.
- Adopting the GB Driving Regulations
- New regulations impact service delivery in cases of breakdowns and wait times at tipping sites
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Please click on the service update button below to see where we have delayed/missed collections.
Recycling and rubbish news
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.