We will provide you with one 240-litre green-lidded bin for your garden waste. If you do not have a green-lidded bin you can request one using our online form.
Request a green-lidded bin
Green-lidded bins are collected fortnightly between March and November and should be left at the boundary of your property by 6.45am on the day of collection. We will collect only one green-lidded bin per property (unless you have paid for the Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service).
What you can put in
Your green-lidded bin is for garden waste only including:
- grass/hedge cuttings
- twigs/small branches
- flowers (including cut flowers that are kept inside the house)
- small animal bedding made from straw, hay or woodchips (but not shredded paper)
Please see our Recycle for Dacorum service leaflet (PDF 5MB), which contains information on what can and cannot be recycled in the bins. You may wish to print this off as a reminder to ensure your household is recycling all that they can.
If the leaflet or the information provided on this page does not answer your recycling query, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can't put in
If the wrong items are found in your green-lidded bin we will not be able to empty it. Our crews will record the problem and leave an advisory note on your bin. It will be your responsibility to remove the items of contamination for the next scheduled green-lidded bin collection.
Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service
If you regularly have excess garden waste you may want to buy an additional green-lidded bin for £25 and subscribe to our Additional Garden Waste Service, which costs £55 a year per additional bin. For more information, please visit our Additional Garden Waste Subscription service page.
Alternatively, you can take your additional garden waste to your nearest Recycling Centre or compost at home.
What we do with your garden waste
Your garden waste is initially stored at Cupid Green Depot. Once there is a large enough volume of garden waste, it is transported to a facility in Suffolk where it is turned into compost.
All of our Recycling Centres sell 50-litre bags of this 100 per cent recycled and peat-free soil improver for £5 per bag.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Both Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted Recycling Centres are now open for essential visits only. For up to date information, please visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.
If you put your green-lidded bin out for collection on the correct day and we missed it, you can report it online. Please ensure you report your missed bin within 48 hours of your scheduled collection day.
Report a missed bin collection
All residents will receive a standard sized green-lidded bin (240 litres). We are unable to provide any large sized green-lidded bin. Excess garden waste can be taken to a Recycling Centre or you can subscribe to our Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service.