Bin type and collection frequency
This guide is for architects and other people involved in designing developments in Watford to ensure that they enable waste and recycling to be stored and collected safely. All premises must have adequate provision to store waste and recycling.
The waste collection service is delivered by the council’s partner Veolia. All residential developments are entitled to waste and recycling collections (provided by the Council’s partner) provided they meet the requirements as set out in this guide.
Bin allocation and collection frequency
|Service||Waste||Recycling||Garden and Food|
140 litre wheelie bin
|240 litre wheelie bin||240 litre wheelie bin|
|Flats 1-5||140 wheelie bin (per flat)||240 litre wheelie bin (per flat)||140 litre wheelie bin (per flat)|
|Flats 4/5||660 litre bin||1100 litre bin||As above|
|Flats 6-10||1100 litre bin||1100 litre bin||240 litre bin|
|Flats 11-17||2 x 1100 litre bin||2 x 1100 litre bin||2 x 240 litre bin|
|Flats 18-24||3 x 1100 litre bin||3 x 1100 litre bin||3 x 240 litre bin|
|Flats 25-31||4 x 1100 litre bin||4 x 1100 litre bin||4 x 240 litre bin|
|Flats 32+||allow 140 litres per flat (follow same pattern as above)||allow 140 litres per flat (follow same pattern as above)||allow 140 litres per flat (follow same pattern as above)|
Developers must contact Veolia on 0203 567 6900 to arrange the purchase and delivery of wheelie bins giving at least one months' notice prior to the occupation of the property. Only bins supplied by Veolia will be emptied. Contact details for the managing agent of the development must also be provided.
140 and 240 litre bin are supplied free of charge (where appropriate), 1100 and 660 litre bins are chargeable, refer to Bin Prices for costs.