Changes to your garden waste service
In February 2023, our garden waste service is changing to a paid subscription service.
Registration for the new service will open in January 2023. For more information, visit our Garden Waste Subscription Service page.
When are green-lidded bins collected?
Green-lidded bins are collected fortnightly between March and November and should be left at the boundary of your property by 6.45am on the day of collection.
What you can put in
Your green-lidded bin is for garden waste only including:
- grass/hedge cuttings
- twigs/small branches
- flowers (including cut flowers that are kept inside the house)
- small animal bedding made from straw, hay or woodchips (but not shredded paper)
Please see our Dacorum Recycles leaflet (PDF 11MB), which contains information on what can and cannot be recycled in the bins. You may wish to print this off as a reminder to ensure your household is recycling all that they can.
If the leaflet or the information provided on this page does not answer your recycling query, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can't put in
If the wrong items are found in your green-lidded bin we will not be able to empty it. Our crews will record the problem and leave an advisory note on your bin. It will be your responsibility to remove the items of contamination for the next scheduled green-lidded bin collection.
Excess garden waste
If you regularly have excess garden waste you may want to purchase an additional green-lidded bin for £25. You will also need to purchase an annual garden waste subscription, costing £45 per year for each additional bin you purchase. For more information, please visit our Garden Waste Subscription Service page.
Alternatively, you can take your additional garden waste to your nearest Recycling Centre or compost at home.
What we do with your garden waste
Your garden waste is initially stored at Cupid Green Depot. Once there is a large enough volume of garden waste, it is transported to a facility in Suffolk where it is turned into compost.
All of our Recycling Centres sell 50-litre bags of this 100 per cent recycled and peat-free soil improver for £5 per bag.
If you put your green-lidded bin out for collection on the correct day and we missed it, you can report it online. Please ensure you report your missed bin within 48 hours of your scheduled collection day.
Report a missed bin collection
All residents who opt in to our Garden Waste Subscription Service are offered a 240-litre green-lidded bin.
From February 2023, green-lidded bins will only be collected if you have purchased a subscription and have received a subscription sticker. Registrations for the 2023 garden waste season will open in January 2023.
We are unable to provide a larger green-lidded bin. Excess garden waste can be taken to a Recycling Centre or you can purchase an additional bin through the subscription service.