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 - Revised Collections
Monday 31st August 2020 is a Bank Holiday. All refuse and recycling collections will be one day later than usual.
If your collection is due Monday 31st, it will move to Tuesday 1st September and so on, meaning Friday 4th September will be collected on Saturday 5th September.
Please ensure that your containers are at the boundary of your property by 7am on the morning of collection.
Recycling and rubbish news
Issued on behalf of Veolia:
Residents in St Albans District are urged to dispose properly of batteries after a spate of fires on bin trucks.
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 in the St Albans District are urged to tidy up their neighbourhood by volunteering for the Great British Spring Clean.
Two fly-tippers have been ordered to pay a total of £1,000 for dumping unwanted furniture and other material in St Albans.
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.
Shoppers and workers were stopped in their tracks today by a fly-tip staged in St Albans City centre as part of the Let’s S.C.R.A.P. fly-tipping campaign.
The household recycling rate has reached St Albans District’s annual target of over 60 per cent for the first time thanks to residents’ recycling efforts.
Commuters and shoppers had to look twice when they came across a fly tip ‘dumped’ in St Albans yesterday as part of a S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping campaign.
St Albans City and District Council is supporting a County wide campaign aimed at helping to reduce the number of fly tipping incidents across Hertfordshire.
St Albans City and District Council is on track to 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.