This is rubbish! New waste changes featured in ‘bin roadshow’

Dacorum Borough Council’s new waste collection service is to be showcased in a roadshow featuring competitions and prizes.

Thursday, 4th September 2014, 9:30 am
Waste recycling at Hemel Hempstead's Cupid Green depot

The way recycling is collected across the borough is to change on November 24 – and the authority says will make it easier to recycle everyday items such as plastic, cans and glass.

The touring event gives borough residents the chance to see the new bins, speak to the recycling advisors in person and even win prizes including dinner for two at The Grove or a spa evening at Champneys.

Council cabinet member for environmental services and sustainability Julie Laws said: “Households in the borough should have received a leaflet through their door by now explaining how the new Recycle for Dacorum service starting on 24 November will make it easier to recycle without sorting, and reduce waste sent to landfill.

“I urge residents to come along to one of our roadshows that are being held on both weekdays and weekends, as it’s an ideal opportunity to see the new bins, and discuss first-hand any questions they have.”

The new service will include a new blue lidded wheeled bin for recycling, which will also take cardboard, which will be collected every two weeks.

Food and drinks cartons like Tetra Pak will also be able to be recycled for the first time in the borough, and a new kerbside caddy for all food waste will be collected weekly.

The existing green wheely bins will be for garden waste only and will be collected every two weeks from February to November, and any waste that can’t be recycled will be collected every two weeks in grey wheely bins as under the current system.

For more details on the changes and the roadshow, including times and venues, visit