Recycle your food and garden waste

Your green bin is collected every fortnight on the same day as your brown bin.

What to put in

  • Food
  • Leftovers
  • Raw/cooked meat or fish
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Bones/shells
  • Tea bags/coffee shells
  • Garden waste
  • Leaves and twigs (up to 6 inch diameter)
  • Grass/hedge cuttings
  • Dead flowers

Items to keep out

  • Paper (including paper towels, tissues, cotton wool, make-up pads and wet wipes)
  • Cardboard
  • Brown paper/envelopes
  • Treated wood
  • Plastic packaging
  • Compostable/biodegradable bags or wrapping
  • Any other packaging that says it is compostable, e.g. Vegware
  • Soil/turf
  • Dog poo or cat litter
  • Nappies (disposable or compostable)

Kitchen caddies, compostable bags and garden waste sacks

Kitchen caddies are available free so you can collect food waste in your kitchen before putting it in your green bin.

You can line your caddy with newspaper or our own compostable bags (see below for where to purchase).

Garden waste sacks are for additional garden waste and you can put up to three sacks out alongside your green bin on collection day.

Where can I get a free kitchen caddy?

Kitchen caddy closed

Kitchen caddies are available at the following locations:

  • Aldenham Parish Council, The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Ave, Radlett, WD7 8HL
  • Civic Office, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA 
  • Bushey area office, Citizens Advice Bureau, Rudolph Road, WD23 3DU (open Thursdays only, 9.30am-2pm)
  • The Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, EN6 2HN

Where can I buy compostable liners and garden waste sacks?

roll of compostable bags and garden waste sack

Compostable bags cost £2.60 for a roll of 52 bags. Garden waste sacks cost 50p each. You can buy both from the following locations:

  • Aldenham Parish Council, The Radlett Centre, Aldenham Ave, Radlett, WD7 8HL
  • Civic Office, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA
  • The Venue, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1JY
  • 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1EB
  • Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD7 8HL
  • The Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN
  • Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, EN6 3BW

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