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Collections and calendar

Last Modified December 12, 2017


Christmas and New Year bin collections
  Green bin and brown bin/black box (Week 2)
 Normal collection  Revised collection
 Monday 25 December  Wednesday 27 December
 Tuesday 26 December  Wednesday 27 or Thursday 28 December*
 Wednesday 27 December  Thursday 28 or Friday 29 December*
 Thursday 28 December                             Friday 29 or Saturday 30 December*
 Friday 29 December  Saturday 30 December
Black bin and blue box (Week 1)  
 Monday 1 January  Tuesday 2 January
 Tuesday 2 January  Wednesday 3 January
 Wednesday 3 January  Thursday 4 January
 Thursday 4 January   Friday 5 January
 Friday 5 January  Saturday 6 January

*Collections will take place on either of these days so please leave your bin/box out on the first day and take it in once it's been emptied.

Please note: a small number of properties usually collected on a Friday will not be affected by the above changes. You will be notified if this applies to you.

Normal collections will resume on Monday 8 January.

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. 


 Week 1 black bin and blue box, Week 2 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?

  1. Your black bin is for general rubbish you cannot recycle.
  2. Your brown bin (or black box) is for glass, cartons, plastic, cans and cardboard. 
  3. Your green bin is for food and garden waste.
  4. 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 the current July - December collection calendar to find out which week we're on or check out next year's January-June 2018 calendar in advance.

For more information please read our guide to Recycling in Hertsmere



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