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Recycling collection services for flats

Mixed recycling

In your mixed recycling, we are able to collect the following from flats:

  • Plastics (such as bottles, food trays, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic ready meal trays)
  • Cans, tins and foil
  • Paper and card
  • Glass
  • Cartons

Food recycling

If you live in a flat, you will have been given a five-litre green kitchen caddy and an outside food waste bin. Depending on where you live, your food waste bin will either be your own 23-litre green kerbside caddy, or a communal brown-lidded wheeled bin, for you to share with your neighbours.

If you have recently moved in and do not have a kitchen caddy, or a guide on how to recycle your food waste, you can request these by emailing recycle@dacorum.gov.uk.

In your brown-lidded food bin, we are able to collect the following:

  • All uneaten food and plate scrapings
  • Raw and cooked meat/fish, including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables including raw and cooked vegetables and peelings
  • Baked goods - for example, bread, cakes and pastries
  • Out of date or mouldy food
  • Rice, pasta, beans
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Dairy products, such as cheese
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Solid fats and oils (we cannot accept liquids)

Due to the complexities of flats in high streets, these properties do not currently have food waste recycling available. In this case, please continue to place your food waste into your grey-lidded bin or purple sacks. Find out more about our food recycling service.

For more information about the recycling facilities at flats, please view our  Recycling in flats leaflet (PDF 1MB) and  Food waste recycling guide (PDF 10MB).

To find out your collection day, or for any questions about recycling facilities in flats, please email recycle@dacorum.gov.uk.

What happens to your recycling?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your mixed recycling and food recycling once you drop it into your recycling point? Find out what happens once we empty your recycling point.