Any changes to our waste and recycling service in response to challenges faced during the coronavirus outbreak will be updated here.

Our aim during this difficult time is to maintain existing collections of refuse and recycling whilst reducing the significant risk to our collection staff who continue to work at the very forefront of the service.

Please respect our staff by adhering to social distancing rules.We will not tolerate any abusive behaviour towards our team. Thank you for your cooperation.

Latest updates:

03/04/2020 - The blue box collection has been suspended. All paper recycling can go in the brown bin until further notice - it will still be recycled. We will continue to collect the brown bin once a fortnight on its scheduled collection day. For further information please read our news article.

24/03/20 - All Household Waste Recycling Centres are now closed until further notice.

20/03/20 - The Elstree Household Waste Recycling Centre (local tip) in Allum Lane is closed. Please see their webpage for further details and updates. 

17/03/20 - bin collections running as usual.

For advice on health and wellbeing, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance page. 


Extra waste and recycling

  • Unfortunately, the available resources do not provide us with the ability to increase collections or collect any additional side waste.

    Please continue to use your brown bin to full capacity, wash and squash bottles/cans, cut up cardboard and if unable to fit all recycling in the bin please store it until the following collection or until such time that the Household Waste Recycling Centres re-open. As long as it is empty and clean (as it should be for a normal collection), recycling stored like this will not pose a problem.

    Black bin waste should also be stored as cleanly as possible, i.e. wash out any non-recyclables, dirty foil, etc and use your green bin for food waste. We greatly appreciate your help until normal collections resume.