Where to take waste items
The Dacorum Borough Council leaflet for recycling is shown below, and can be downloaded for printing with the link given beneath it. The leaflet gives information on the bins that are collected by the council either weekly or every other week.
You can also obtain further information on recycling, order recycling bins, check the days that bins are collected for your street and various other questions at the following link:
For items not covered by the doorstep collection service, scroll down to browse other possibilities, which cover the items below:
- Used plastic plant pots
- Small batteries
- CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes
- Fluorescent tubes and long-life bulbs
Used Plastic Plant Pots:
These are currently being collected for recycling at the Chipperfield garden centre (about a mile out of Chipperfield, on the road towards Bovingdon). Alternatively you can take them to the Household Waste centre in Eastman Way (see below).
Many shops and supermarkets now take batteries for recycling, and a list of the main local ones is given below:
- Homebase, Apsley Mills Retail Park, London Road Hemel Hempstead.
- Sainsbury's, Apsley, London Road Hemel Hempstead. (Collecting box just inside main exit.)
- Hemel Hemstead Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead
- Berkhamsted Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted
- Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring
CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes:
If these are still usable, they can be taken to a Charity Shop such as the British Heart Foundation in Marlowes. Even charity shops generally do not now take VHS tapes, and these should be put into your grey bin for landfill. All of these items may also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Eastman Way, where the helpful staff can point you to the area designated for this purpose. (As at Jan 24th 2011 this service was not available, but keep asking.)
Fluorescent tubes and long-life light bulbs:
You need to take to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Eastman Way, where the helpful staff can point you to the area designated for this purpose.
THE HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE, EASTMAN WAY:
Nearly all items that you can't put into the doorstep collection bins can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, Eastman Way.
Please submit your "Where to Take" ideas to Gruff Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that he can incorporate them into this section.