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Waste and recycling

The county council has two separate responsibilities for waste: waste disposal and waste planning.

Household waste and recycling is collected by district and borough councils.

It is then disposed of by the county council, which also runs Household Waste Recycling Centres. To make sure that these functions are well coordinated, we work closely with the district and borough councils through the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership.

For practical advice about waste and recycling please visit the WasteAware website.

HWRC consultation

Have your say on recycling centre

Hertfordshire County Council want to hear your views on changes being suggested for Hertfordshire’s 17 household waste recycling centres.

New Barnfield - artists impression

Plans for dealing with Hertfordshire’s waste turned down

Veolia's proposals to build a recycling and energy recovery facility at New Barnfield, Hatfield have been turned down by the Secretary of State.


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