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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Last Modified April 17, 2014

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are open to members of the public and operated by Hertfordshire County Council.

HWRCs are open all year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The following sites are in Hertsmere:

Allum Lane, Elstree, WD6 3LS
Open all year, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm

Cranborne Road, Potters Bar, EN6 3JN
Open daily:
1 April - 30 September: 8am  -6pm
1 October - 31 March: 8am - 4pm 

As well as general rubbish, a wide range of recyclables are accepted at the sites including:

  • Batteries (domestic and car) 
  • Books (for reuse) A cardboard bin at a Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • Cans
  • Cardboard 
  • Cartons
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Electrical items e.g. kettles, hair dryers, fairy lights
  • Foil
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes and low energy light bulbs
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Glass
  • Garden waste
  • Metals
  • Mobile phones
  • Oil (cooking and engine)
  • Ovens/hobs
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic
  • Shoes
  • Textiles
  • Toner cartridges
  • TVs and monitors
  • Tyres
  • White goods e.g. washing machines
  • Wood

Please visit the WasteAware website for more information and to check that the items you wish to recycle are accepted at a particular site.

Related External Links

  1. WasteAware

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