Hemel households can get extra green bin service

Hemel Hempstead residents can now sign up for an extra green bin service for garden waste.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 5:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 5:33 pm

The service offers the opportunity to buy additional 240-litre green-lidded bins for £25 each and have them collected on your normal garden waste collection day for a seasonal subscription fee of £55.

Garden waste collections begin again from the fortnight beginning March 9 and run through until November.

You can find out when your next green-lidded bin collection is using our online postcode checking tool. Waste collection calendars can also be downloaded here.

Credit: Dacorum Borough Council

The regular garden waste service currently provided to householders will remain unchanged - the additional service is an optional extra.

Green-lidded bins are for organic garden waste only, such as:

- Grass/hedge cuttings

- Leaves

- Twigs/small branches

- Flowers (including cut flowers that are kept inside the house)

- Prunings

- Weeds

- Small animal bedding made from straw, hay or woodchips (but not shredded paper)

All cardboard should be recycled in the blue-lidded bin and all food waste should go into food waste caddies. No plastic, cardboard, food waste or other waste should ever go in the green-lidded bin.

For more information and to subscribe, visit the Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service page.