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Household waste

The Recycling Centre on Caxton Way is a free service provided by Hertfordshire County Council.

The Recycling Centre is provided for residents taking their own household waste and recycling (except hazardous waste) and will not accept waste from trade or business activities.

The Waste Aware website provides information on what you can recycle and queuing times

Opening times

The recycling centre is now open 7 days a week.

  • Monday 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday 10am - 6pm
  • Friday 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday 10am - 6pm

The Household Waste Recycling Centre is open on all bank holidays except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


Household Recycling Centre
Caxton Way

Please note: If the site is closed during its advertised opening hours, it is most likely to be due to the servicing of a full container, which should take no longer than 20 minutes.

Van Permitting Scheme

If you are a site user who wishes to dispose of your household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre using a van, pickup truck, commercial type vehicle or vehicle and trailer combination, you will need to apply for a van and trailer permit from Herts County Council.

If you are in any doubt about the waste services provided by Herts County Council, please contact the Waste Management Unit.

Waste Management Unit

County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DN

0300 123 4051