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Home composting

It’s easy to recycle your kitchen and garden waste at home by composting it. Over time it will break down and become a rich soil improver for your garden, which can be used on pot plants, flower beds, vegetable patches and even lawns.

Free compost giveaway event

Did you know we transform the contents of your green wheeled bins into compost? On Sunday 8 May 2016 we will be giving you the opportunity to see this finished product and take it away to use in your garden. The event will be held at:

Cupid Green Depot,
Redbourn Road,
Hemel Hempstead,

The event runs from 10am to 1pm and is subject to availability. Compost is pre-bagged, limited to a maximum of two bags per vehicle and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Dont miss out on claiming your reduced compost bin

Compost bin example

To encourage recycling, Dacorum residents can buy a home compost bin at a discounted price through a subsidy provided by Hertfordshire County Council.

Order your compost bin online at the Get Composting website. On selected models you can even buy two compost bins and receive the second bin at half price - further details are available on its website.

You can also call the compost bin order line on 0844 571 44 44 if you have any questions.

More information about home composting and the multi-buy scheme can be found on the Hertfordshire WasteAware website.

Kitchen caddies

Food waste in kitchen caddyEvery household in the borough is entitled to one free five-litre kitchen caddy. The caddy will help to separate food waste in the kitchen. It can then be emptied into either your home compost bin or into the kerbside caddy for weekly collection. If you have not already received one you can request a kitchen caddy using our online forms.

Remember, unlike a home composter your kerbside food collection is for all food waste including meat waste, cooked vegetables and plate scraps.

Request a kitchen caddy