Posted: Tuesday 4th July 2017
As part of our #WorkingForYou A to Z, we are bringing you a different county council service each day, illustrating the wide range of services we provide and introducing you to the people who are working for you.
B is for Bins
Many residents mistakenly think the county council is responsible for collecting their bins.
In fact, your bins are actually collected by your local district or borough council. These councils also look after recycling banks and remove fly tipped waste from public land.
The county council instead is responsible for operating a total of 17 recycling centres across the county.
Hertfordshire tips receive a staggering 2.5million visits per year. Over half a million tonnes of rubbish is collected in Hertfordshire each year and around half of this is recycled or composted – that’s higher than the national average.
Most of Hertfordshire’s sites also accept household items and furniture that can be re-sold.
As well as operating the recycling centres, the county council is also responsible for disposing of the remaining waste to either landfill or energy plants
For more information about waste services, visit http://bit.ly/2tab8jB
To find out more about the services we provide, visit http://bit.ly/2t8Y7Xz
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