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Green 2016

Looking for a new year's resolution? Being green is easy - not only are you helping to look after our planet, but you can save money, too. If you want to have a green 2016, we have some great advice, including simple tips and tricks. 

2016 waste collection calendars delivered

Your waste collection calendars were delivered in November 2015. Please note that this calendar includes your first green bin collection for 2016. If you have not received a copy of your collection calendar you can check which bin is being collected and when on our bin day postcode checker or you can email with your address and we will email or post you a copy of your calendar. 

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. Please check the opening and closing times before travelling.

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.

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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