Bins and recycling
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 and download a copy of your calendar for any of your bins on the bin collection postcode checker by pressing 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 later in the 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.
Click here to read the policies and procedures for the service.
Waste collection calendars
If you do not have a calendar go to our waste collection calendars page to view yours
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.