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.
Frozen Bins - During this cold weather, please ensure that the material in your garden waste bin is loosened so that it can be fully emptied on your collection day. Thank you
Recycling and rubbish news
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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.
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.