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What sizes are available for the blue-lidded bin?

All residents will receive a standard sized blue-lidded bin (240 litre). Blue lidded wheeled bin

Residents with access issues can have a small (140 litre) wheeled bin after an assessment has been made. If you require this, please email r4d@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 228076 and we will arrange for a Recycling Advisor to visit you to assess your request. You will be contacted within two weeks and it will initially be a phone call to discuss the issue.

If you are in a larger family and have excess recycling every collection, then place your extra recycling in a sturdy container or in your old recycling box and we will collect this, too. If you are overfilling your bin and the sturdy container on every collection, then you may be eligible to receive a large (360 litre) bin.

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What sizes are available for the grey wheeled bin?

Photo of a grey wheeled binAll residents will receive a standard sized grey wheeled bin (240 litre). Residents can have a small (140 litre) wheeled bin if the standard size is not needed.

If you are in a larger family of six or more, or five where at least one infant is in nappies, and you are recycling as much  as you can and you still have excess non-recyclable waste, you may be eligible to receive a large (360 litre) bin, pending an assessment. You may also be interested in our reusable nappies scheme.

Request a different size grey bin

Please help us to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill by recycling as much as possible, using your food waste caddies, green-lidded bin, your blue-lidded bin and the Household Waste Recycling Centres (tip/dump).

What sizes are available for the green-lidded bin?

Photo of a green wheeled bin

All residents will receive a standard sized green-lidded bin (240 litre). 

We are unable to provide a larger green-lidded bin. If you regularly have excess garden waste, you might want to consider signing up for our Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service.

Alternatively, you can take excess garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip/dump) or use a compost bin.

What sizes are available for the kerbside caddy?

All residents receive a standard sized kerbside caddy (23 litres). Kerbside caddy

We are unable provide a larger sized kerbside caddy. If you find that you are overfilling the kerbside caddy on a weekly basis then we can provide you with a second kerbside caddy. Before you request a second kerbside caddy, please visit the Love Food Hate Waste website, which shares tips on how to prevent food waste, offers free recipe cards, plus much more. Additionally, you may also want to look into setting up a home composting system.

We will only collect a maximum of two kerbside caddies on your bin collection day.

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