Bank Holiday bins to be collected one day later for a week

Our partners at Veolia Watford will be collecting your bins one day later than usual from Bank Holiday Monday until Saturday 2 September.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

This will mean that during that week:

  • Monday collections will be made on Tuesday
  • Tuesday collections will be made on Wednesday
  • Wednesday collections will be made on Thursday
  • Thursday collections will be made on Friday
  • Friday collections will be made on Saturday.

You can check your bin collection day at My Bin Day.

Residents are reminded that leftovers from Bank Holiday barbeques can be recycled in their first green bin – but any additional green bins they have are for garden waste only. The council delivered new food caddies to every house in Watford last year. The caddies can be fitted with biodegradable bin liners. You can then use them for all of your food waste before tying them up and throwing them in the first green bin. Extra biodegradable liners can be purchased from the Town Hall, Wiggenhall Depot and most supermarkets.  Please ensure they are biodegradable and show the seedling logo.

If you would like to purchase additional green bins to recycle your garden waste – for just £35 each per year – visit Additional Green Bins.

Other types of recycling – including many types of food packaging such as cardboard and plastic containers such as pots, tubs and trays – belong in the blue-lidded bin. Please  empty out any liquid and rinse food or drink residue before putting items in the right bin.

Cllr Peter Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Client Services, said: “Recycling stops waste from going to landfill unnecessarily. This saves money and prevents harmful gasses from being released into the atmosphere, helping the environment. Please do your bit to help the planet by recycling as much as you can in your blue-lidded bin.”

Every year the average UK household wastes around £60 of food a month. Love Food Hate Waste provides lots of tips on using up leftover food, and we can provide you with tips on recycling right in Watford.

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