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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Last Modified February 06, 2017

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

Van permits

Please note: a permit is now required if you wish to visit a site in a van, pick-up truck, commercial type vehicle or vehicle and trailer combination. For more information and to apply please visit WasteAware.

The following sites are in Hertsmere:

Allum Lane, Elstree, WD6 3LS
Monday, Thursday and Friday 8am - 4pm, Saturday/Sunday 9am - 5pm.

CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cranborne Road, Potters Bar, EN6 3JN
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm in summer (April-Sept) and 8am - 4pm in winter (Oct-March)

CLOSED Thursdays and Fridays

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 WasteAware for more information and to check that the items you wish to recycle are accepted at a particular site. For information regarding construction and demolition waste and restrictions to the amount you can take to a site please read Construction, Demolition and Excavation Waste Policy.

Related External Links

  1. External link: WasteAware website

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