Today’s the day! Borough’s new bin system launches

The borough’s new recycling service kicks into action this week, but for all those who think it’s a load of rubbish, here are some key bits of information to help out during the transition.

Monday, 24th November 2014, 5:35 pm
New bins have been rolled out across Dacorum

A new blue-lidded bin and a kerbside caddy have been rolled out over the last few weeks to make way for the altered system, making the previous recycling boxes now obsolete.

Dacorum Borough Council has provided a list of tips for getting to grips with the new scheme:

> The main changes are to the food waste and cardboard recycling, in line with new regulations.

> For residents, this means they will have had a new blue-lidded wheeled bin for mixed recyclables and a kerbside caddy for food waste

> The new blue lidded wheeled bin replaces the recycling boxes giving extra space to recycle more items

> The caddy liners are for the smaller indoor kitchen caddy, not the kerbside caddy (but food waste can go directly in either or by wrapping it in newspaper).

> The compostable liners for the kitchen caddy that were delivered with the new bins will not fit the old style kitchen caddy (10 litres) but they will fit the small kitchen caddy (5 litres).

> Green bin collection is suspended and starts again in mid February. A garden waste collection calendar will be delivered in January and will be hung on bins.

Dacorum Borough Council’s website has explanations and answers to frequently asked questions at

This section of their website can also be used to request a kitchen caddy.

A spokesman for the authority explained its call centre is currently very busy with calls about the new service, so callers may have to wait longer than usual for their call to be answered and apologised for the inconvenience.

The latest information and updates are available on the council’s social media pages by visiting or following @DacorumBC on Twitter.