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2016 waste collection calendars are now being delivered

Look out for your new 2016 waste collection calendar, which includes your last green bin collection for this year. Calendars will be delivered as a bin hanger on your bin from week beginning Monday 16 November.

You can store garden waste in your green bin over the winter months while the service is suspended, or you can take it to the Household Waste Recycling Centres on Eastman Way in Hemel Hempstead or Northbridge Road in Berkhamsted.

You can check which bin is being collected, and on what day, by using our online checker.

Garden waste - information for Friday collections

For those residents who have their garden waste collected on a Friday, your garden waste calendar may show a collection on Thursday 12 and 26 November. Please ignore this and continue to put your green wheeled bin out as normal on the Friday. 

Caddy liners update

After extensive trials at our composting facility, you are now able to dispose of your food waste in plastic carrier bags, as well as in compostable liners and newspaper. Please note: this does not include plastic pots, tubs or trays. Please continue to recycle these in your blue lidded wheeled bin. For more information on your caddies, including how to use them and where to buy compostable liners from, see the food waste caddies page.

Pet bedding update

You may be aware that small animal bedding can be put into the green bin to be composted. However, paper used as pet bedding cannot be recycled - please put this into the grey bin. To make sure you're putting the right items in your green bin, check the green wheeled bin page. For a list of items that can't go in, visit our green bin contamination page.

Green wheeled bin

Don't forget, the green wheeled bin is for garden waste only. Cardboard can be placed in the blue lidded bin and food waste in the kerbside caddy.

You can check the collection day for any of your bins on the bin collection postcode checker. Click on the button below: 

My bin collections

Flat and high street recycling service changes

We are currently looking at putting recycling service changes into place for flats and high streets, scheduled to start next year. Until then, the online collection day postcode checker will not work for your property. If you want to find out when your collection day is you can submit an online request.

Recycle for Dacorum Service

Find out more about the Recycle for Dacorum collection service and find answers to your frequently asked questions.
Read more about the policies and procedures for the service.

Order a kitchen caddy

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.

Request a kitchen caddy

Sign up for waste text alerts

Receive up-to-date information about your refuse and recycling collection straight to your mobile phone.

Text 'DBC waste [your house number] [your postcode]' to 60777

Find out more about signing up to the waste text alert service 

Report a missed collection

If your wheeled bins or kerbside caddy have not been collected (but were out on the boundary and not contaminated with the wrong items) you can let us know via our online forms. Missed bins must be reported within 48 hours of the scheduled collection day or they will not be emptied.

Report a missed collection for your property

Order a replacement bin

If one of your wheeled bins has gone missing, you can order a replacement from us using our online reporting system.

Request a replacement wheeled bin for your property

We are committed to providing a service that you can rely on.

Related links 

Hertfordshire WasteAware 
Recycle Now 

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