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It’s easy to recycle your kitchen and garden waste at home. Compost it and over time it will break down and become a rich soil improver for your garden.

In a continued effort to encourage recycling, Dacorum residents are eligible to purchase a home compost bin at a discounted cost through a subsidy provided by Hertfordshire County Council.

Buy one get one half price - You can also buy two compost bins and receive the second compost bin at half price.

There are three easy ways to get started on composting

Order your compost bin online at the Get Composting website

Call the compost bin order line on 0844 571 44 44

Download the  Special offer leaflet and application form (PDF 1.13MB) or call 01442 228000 to request one. The leaflet contains details of the special offer compost bins available to residents.

More information about home composting and this offer can be found on the Hertfordshire WasteAware website.

Kitchen caddies

Every household in the borough is entitled to one free kitchen caddy if you have not already received one. 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. 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


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