Brown Bin (or purple bin bags)

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Refuse Collections 

The Council will only collect 1 brown bin (or 3 purple sacks) from each household per fortnight.
Please ensure that all your waste fits inside your bin with the lid closed ready for collection from 7am. 

If you have any excess waste which doesn't fit in the bin this either needs to go in the bin once it has been emptied or taken to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Excess refuse will not be collected.

We are ensuring that only the appropriate amount of landfill waste is collected in order to help improve the district's recycling performance and saving tax payers money by not having to pay for disposal. We appreciate your support in helping us work towards our recycling targets.


brown bin 
 yes This bin is for any materials which cannot be recycled. 


 no Paint, building rubble, electrical goods, construction & demolition waste. 

 Please take these to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Purple Sacks

If your property is not suitable for bins you will be provided with purple sacks. You can put out 3 purple sacks of waste per fortnight. This is the same capacity as a standard brown refuse bin. Purple sacks are delivered twice per year. If you do not receive a delivery of sacks then please email wastemanagementservices@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 809019. 
Date of last review: 22 March 2018