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Recycling centre moves to winter opening hours


From 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021, the Hemel Hempstead Recycling Centre has changed to the winter opening times of 8am – 4pm.

The centre will remain closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. From 1 April 2021, Summer opening times of 10am – 6pm will resume.

If you are visiting the Recycling Centre in a van or trailer, you will need to apply online for an instant, digital van permit. Permits are free and are valid for 12 visits within a 12 month period. Business waste is not accepted at any of the Recycling Centres. Only a limited amount of DIY waste is accepted.

You can also check for queues at the Recycling Centre online before they make the trip.

To check the queue, apply for a van permit or for more information such as locations, opening times and accepted items, visit our recycling centre pages.


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