Neighbourhood recycling sites
There are 27 neighbourhood recycling sites across the borough where you can recycle a range of different materials.
Take a look at the list of recycling sites (PDF 211 KB) to see which collection banks are near you and what materials they accept.
There are five small domestic appliance (SDA) collection banks spread across the borough for your unwanted electricals.
The majority of these neighbourhood recycling sites have a collection bank for clothes and other textiles.
Many of the recyclable materials that can go in the blue-lidded bin can also be collected at neighbourhood recycling sites, including:
- mixed plastics (such as bottles, tubs, pots and trays)
- food tins and drink cans
- glass bottles and jars
- paper (including newspapers and magazines)
Please be sure to put your recycling items in the containers provided. Do not leave bags or boxes of recycling or any other items outside the recycling containers as this will be treated as fly-tipping and you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice.
Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips/dumps)
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are provided by Hertfordshire County Council as places where residents can deposit their household waste for recycling free of charge. As a 'rule of thumb', household waste is what you would normally take with you if you were to move home.
Waste from construction, demolition or excavation works is not classed as household waste, and there is a limit on what you can take to a recycling centre. For more information visit the Hertfordshire WasteAware website.
Items you can recycle at the HWRCs
You can recycle a variety of items at the recycling centres, including:
- low energy light bulbs
- smaller electrical items
All centres have separate containers for a comprehensive range of recyclable materials.
For more information on the materials accepted at your local recycling centre, visit the Hertfordshire WasteAware website.
The centres are specifically for residents delivering their own household waste and will not accept waste from trade or business activities.
The centres also sell bags of 100 per cent recycled soil improver made from the garden waste collected at the household waste recycling centres in Hertfordshire. Each bag holds 60 litres and costs £4.
Take a look at Hertfordshire County Council's leaflet How is my waste recycled? (PDF 6 MB) for information on how waste from the recycling centres is recycled.
Location and opening times
For more information about the facilities at the above sites, visit the Hertfordshire WasteAware website.
Where else can I take my recycling?
Retail outlets often provide recycling collection points for certain materials they sell, such as batteries, carrier bags and water filters. To check where you can recycle a certain item, use the Recycle Now Local Recycling tool, which provides information on your nearest recycling collection points for a range of different items.