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Collections and calendar

Last Modified July 22, 2024

What is being collected this week?

It's week 1 in our collection cycle

Please put out your black bin

Week 1 bin collections for black bins

It's week 2 in our collection cycle

Please put out your green and brown bins.

Week 2 Household recycling brown and green bins.




August Bank Holiday collection changes
Week 2: brown and green bin
 Normal collection Revised collection 
 Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August
 Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August  
 Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August 
 Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August
 Friday 30 August  Saturday 31 August

All collections in a week following a public holiday will take place a day later. For example, a Monday collection will take place on Tuesday and a Friday collection will take place on Saturday, unless you are notified otherwise.

You can download the waste collection calendar 2024.

What bins should I have?

Download our guide to Recycling in Hertsmere (pdf, 3.98MB) for full details of our kerbside waste and recycling service.

Every house should have a black bin, green bin and brown bin. 

All bins are collected over a two week period, on the same day each week:

  • Week 1 - black bin
  • Week 2 - green bin and brown bin 


 Week 1 household recycling collections of black bins.Week 2 household recycling brown and green bins.





Please place bins/boxes on your boundary by 6am on the day of your collection.

What day is my collection?

To find out which day your collection takes place please enter your postcode

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.

Assisted collections

If you find it difficult to put your bin out on your boundary for collection due to age or medical reasons and don't have anyone else in your household to do it for you, we can help. Request an assisted collection (pdf, 81kb).


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