Press Release from Dacorum Borough Council 

Waste Services Winter Update

2018-19 Waste Collection Calendars



The new calendars will be delivered to all households in Dacorum in the form of bin hangers between 26 - 30 November.

Residents can also check their bin collections online using Dacorum Borough Council’s postcode checking tool and download a PDF version:

A cut-out-and-keep copy of the new Waste Collection Calendar was also printed in the winter issue of the Council’s residents’ magazine Dacorum Digest.

Residents can also register with MyDacorum to receive text or email alerts the night before their bin collection is due, including information on which bins to put out, plus access to quick-fill forms, quicker payments, online statements and information about your local area.  Visit to sign up.

Garden waste coming to an end:
The last garden waste collections for 2018 will be taking place between 3 -14 December.  The new calendar will show the last collection date before the service is suspended over winter, as well as when the service will restart in 2019.

Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service:
Dacorum Borough Council’s online subscription page for 2018 is now closed.

If residents would like to pay to have an extra green bin emptied in 2019, they will be able to purchase 2019 subscriptions from January at: 

Severe weather:
If residents would like to be kept up to date with any unplanned changes they can subscribe to the Council’s Waste Text Alert service. Visit: to register. 

The online bin collection checker will not show changes to collections due to severe weather conditions, however the website will be kept up to date with full details of any changes.

Festive bank holidays:
Residents should refer to the bank holiday bin collection changes outlined on the Council’s Waste Collection Calendars over the festive season. For some residents, collections will be earlier than normal collection day, instead of later.

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC):
The HWRC on Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead, is operating under its Winter opening hours of 8am – 4pm.  For more information about local Household Waste Recycling Centres, including locations, opening hours and what materials are accepted, visit 

There is now a new automated online van permit scheme. Van drivers will be able to apply for and receive a permit immediately, even from the site itself. This will allow the user to visit 12 times in a year.


For more information please contact Dacorum Borough Council's communications team

16 November 2018