Last Modified May 08, 2018
All collections in a week following a public holiday will take place a day later. See below for changes this May.
|Early May bank holiday - black bin and blue box (Week 1 )
| Normal collection
|| Revised collection
| Monday 7 May
|| Tuesday 8 May
|Tuesday 8 May
||Wednesday 9 May
|Wednesday 9 May
||Thursday 10 May
|Thursday 10 May
||Friday 11 May
|Friday 11 May
||Saturday 12 May
| Spring bank holiday - green bin and brown bin (Week 2)
Monday 28 May
| Tuesday 29 May
| Tuesday 29 May
|| Wednesday 30 May
| Wednesday 30 May
|| Thursday 31 May
| Thursday 31 May
|| Friday 1 June
| Friday 1 June
|| Saturday 2 June
When and what do we collect?
We collect from your property on the same day every week and we encourage you to recycle as much of your waste as possible.
Every house should have a black bin, green bin, brown bin (or black box) and a blue box.
Your collections take place as follows:
- On Week 1 we will collect your black bin and blue box.
- On Week 2 (the same day the following week) we will collect your green bin and brown bin/black box.
And so it goes on, alternating each week between black bin and blue box collections, and green bin and brown bin/black box collections the following week.
All bins/boxes need to be placed on your boundary by 6am on the day of your collection.
What goes in each bin/box?
- Your black bin is for general rubbish you cannot recycle.
- Your brown bin (or black box) is for glass, cartons, plastic, cans and cardboard.
- Your green bin is for food and garden waste.
Your blue box is for newspapers and magazines.
What day is my collection?
Enter your postcode and find out what day of the week your collections take place.
Please note: the collection days stated are for houses only. If you live in a flat or property with communal bin stores please contact us directly. The same applies to school buildings and trade/commercial premises.
Which week is it?
View our January-June 2018 calendar
For more information please read our guide to Recycling in Hertsmere