Recycling compostable materials
This feature was updated on 13 January 2012
Hertfordshire Waste Partnership is finding that some residents are putting the wrong items in their organic waste bins.
If, on arrival at the composting facility your organic waste contains non-compostable items, the entire contents of the lorry may be rejected and sent to landfill. This costs the taxpayers extra money and has a negative impact on the environment.
Please refer to this guide on what should and should not go into your organic waste bin to ensure that your hard work does not go to waste.
Good compost can only be made if the correct items are put into the bins.
Please help us to achieve this.
Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council's Executive Member for Waste and Chairman of Hertfordshire Waste Partnership said: "Hertfordshire residents have really taken to recycling green waste and it's a shame that a few people putting the wrong waste in the wrong bins could undo everyone's great work. Please take a moment to think about whether the right things are going in the right bins. And if in doubt, leave it out!"
Only compostable bags made from paper or corn starch* and carrying the following symbol may be accepted.
* Some authorities will only accept compostable paper bags - please check with your local arrangements below.
For more local advice about recycling at the kerbside, collections and what can go in different bins see:
- Dacorum BC
- East Herts DC
- Hertsmere BC
- North Herts DC
- St Albans
- Three Rivers DC
- Watford BC
- Welwyn Hatfield BC