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Where can I recycle?

Opening hours, directions, webcam feeds and what items we accept.

Facilities in your area and what you can put in your bins at home.

Get timetables or report a problem to your district or borough council.

Find out what you can donate at your nearest centre or elsewhere.

Check the waste carrier register to find your nearest registered business.


Where's my nearest recycling point?

Find recycling facilities in your area or find out what you can put in your recycling bin at home:

Bin collections and neighbourhood recycling banks

Find your local bin collection

Reuse centres

All of our household waste recycling centres have a reuse centre, except for Buntingford.

At reuse centres you can donate household items or furniture that you no longer want, so they can be re-sold instead of being broken down.

Items we can't accept at our reuse centres

Please make sure your items are:

  • clean and mark-free
  • rip-free
  • complete, with no missing parts.

We can't accept:

  • Any type of safety headwear
  • Child car seats
  • Gas appliances/gas bottles
  • Electrical items
  • Knives or swords
  • Guns, air weapons or ornamental weapons
  • Household chemicals
  • Textile furniture without a fire retardant label
  • Ladders or caravan steps
  • Soft toys without the CE label
  • Prams, cots and highchairs.

Local reuse charities

Using a private contractor

If you use a disposal contractor or skip hire company, it's your responsibility to check they are a registered waste carrier:

Check the waste carrier register

  • Ask to see their waste carrier's licence or registration number.
  • Ask for a transfer receipt before they remove your waste.
  • Make a note of the registration plate of their vehicle.