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Home composting


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.

Getting started on composting

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

Every household in the borough is entitled to one free 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.

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