Recycling, refuse and waste
Free Compost Giveaway
Celebrate compost awareness week by collecting pre-bagged compost made from your food, cardboard and garden waste for free!
Sunday 11 May
10am - 3pm*
Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA
*Compost will be issued on a first come first served basis and limited to four bags per car.
Easter Bank Holiday collections
There are changes to the waste collection schedule over Easter. Our waste collection crews will be working as normal on Good Friday (18 April) but will not be working on Easter Bank Holiday (21 April) making collections during this week one day later.
Find out more about the Easter Bank Holiday waste collections.
Waste collection calendars
You should have a waste collection calendar for April 2014 to November 2014.
If you do not have a calendar go to our waste collection calendars page to view yours.
Sign up for waste text alerts
Receive up-to-date information about your refuse and recycling collection (for example during the snow) 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
If in doubt, leave it out - green wheeled bin contamination
Please only place the correct items in the green wheeled bin. At the moment there is a problem with the amount of plastic ending up in the green bin. Check what can go in your green wheeled bin.
Order a replacement bin or recycling box
If one of your wheeled bins or boxes has gone missing, you can order a replacement from us using our online reporting system. Request a replacement wheeled bin or recycling box for your property.
Recycling in Dacorum
We are committed to providing a waste collection service and schemes which promote the waste hierarchy of reduce, reuse and recycle. Thank you to everyone who is recycling more and more often. As a result of your efforts, in Dacorum we are currently recycling 48% of our waste.
Our collection services
We are committed to providing a service that you can rely on.
Waste Collection Commitment
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving service to our residents, we have signed up to the national Waste Collection Commitment.