Reduce, recycle and save money with new Zero Waste Map
We've launched a new Zero Waste Map to help you reduce waste, recycle more and, in many cases, save money.
The map shows where different items can be recycled across the borough, including recycling centres (household waste sites), neighbourhood recycling sites, Terracycle drop-off points and retail take-back schemes, which offer a solution for items that can’t be recycled from the home.
You can now locate a wealth of second-hand shops, charity shops, vintage and antique shops and shops selling upcycled products. Shopping second-hand supports the circular economy, offers unique items, is often cheaper and is much better for the environment than buying new.
There are refill shops where customers can take their own containers for food, cleaning products and toiletries, avoiding single-use plastic.
The map also shows where you can get a variety items repaired and options for hiring instead of buying.
Cllr Graham Barratt, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “The Zero Waste Map is a great way for residents to find sustainable shopping options, reduce waste and recycle more. Dacorum residents already recycle more than 54 per cent of what’s thrown away in our homes and we want to increase that further still. Shopping second-hand and repairing items can save people money and reduces the need to buy new, meaning resources are saved and less is thrown away. We hope that residents will find this a useful resource.”
You can view the Zero Waste Map on our Recycling centres page.
If you know of any other locations that should be on the Zero Waste Map, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.