Recycling Centres and Sites

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Date of last review: 28 July 2015

Household waste recycling centres (tips/dumps)

There are three Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the St Albans District. They accept a wide range of materials for recycling and are for household waste only.



Harpenden Household Waste Recycling Centre

Location: 

Dark Lane, off Grove Road. AL5 1QB 

Left off the High Street into Southdown, which changes into Grove Road. Dark Lane is the first left after Piggottshill Lane.

Opening hours:

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
All year 10am - 6pm

Closed: Thursday and Friday

Further information fromwww.wasteaware.org.uk 



St Albans Household Waste Recycling Centre

Location: 

14 Ronsons Way, Sandridge, off St Albans Road, St Albans. AL1 4AP

The turning to Ronsons Way is just beyond the King William IV junction on the road to Sandridge (St Albans Road).

Opening hours:

Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Summer 10am - 6pm, Winter 8am - 4pm

Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday

Further information fromwww.wasteaware.org.uk



Waterdale Household Waste Recycling Centre

Location: 

St Albans Road, Nr. Garston. WD25 0PR

From the M1 Junction 6, take the A405 (St Albans Road) southbound. Keep to the left of the A405, and take the first exit after the M1 bridge (the HWRC is signposted).

Opening hours:

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
All year 10am - 6pm.  Saturdays (Summer only) 8.00am - 6pm

Closed: Thursday and Friday

Further information fromwww.wasteaware.org.uk



Date of last review: 28 July 2015

Recycling sites

Town

Address

Glass

Paper

Cans

Plastic

Tetra Pk

Clothes

Shoes

Books

Card

        WEEE

(small electricals)

Colney HeathHigh Street Car ParkYYY      
HarpendenAmenbury Lane Car ParkYYYYYY Y 
 Bowers Way Car ParkYY   Y   
London Colney*Sainsburys, Barnet RoadYYYY YY  
 Hasledene Road Car ParkYYY      
RedbournRedbourn Rec Ctr Car Park, Dunstable RoadY        
St Albans Newhouse Park Whitecroft Shopping CentreYYY      
 Civic Centre Car ParkYYY  Y   
 Drovers Way (rear of M&S)YYY  Y   
 The Ridgeway Car Park MarshalswickYYYYYY Y 
 *Sainsburys, Everard CloseYYYY Y   
 Waitrose, Mayne AvenueYYYYYYYY Y
 Museum Car Park, St MichaelsYYY  Y   
 High Oaks Hall Car ParkYYYY     
 St Albans Hospital Waverley RoadYYYY     
 Homebase Car Park Hatfield RoadYYY      
 Morrisons, Hatfield RoadYYYYYYYYYY
SandridgeVillage Hall Car ParkYYY      

*The council does not operate the static recycling sites at Sainsburys; London Colney and Everard Close.

The recycling sites across the district are a very popular way of recycling. However, we are encountering the following problems: 

  • Cardboard boxes being left on the ground - please take your cardboard home with you or recycle it. 
  • If any of the banks are full, please take your recycling home or to another site - do not put it on the ground. 
  • Carrier bags that are left at ANY of the static sites go to landfill. Carrier bags can be recycled at all of the Household Waste Recycling Centres. 
  • People leaving items such as TV’s, ironing boards, lawn mowers, bathroom suites etc are FLY-TIPPING and liable for prosecution.
Date of last review: 28 July 2015