Berkhamsted Recycling Centre

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday closed
  • Friday closed
  • Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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Berkhamsted Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted HP4 1EF.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Aerosol
  • Book
  • Car Battery
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Carton
  • Electrical Appliance
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent Tube
  • Foil
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Furniture
  • Garden Chemical
  • Garden Waste
  • Glass
  • Household Battery
  • Light Bulb
  • Mattress
  • Mobile Phone
  • Monitor
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shoe
  • Textile
  • TV
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wood

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

Berkhamsted Dump is controlled by Hertfordshire County Council Waste Management Disposal Services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Berkhamsted Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Berkhamsted Recycling Centre can be contacted on 0300 123 4051 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

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Frequently asked questions about Berkhamsted Recycling Centre

Where is my nearest clothes recycling bin?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.

Where is my local recycling centre?

The UK recyclable waste service is a municipal service. However, it is only for materials generated in homes.

The cost of commercial materials is variable and depends on many factors:

  • Location: in more frequented industrial estates, costs are usually lower than in rural places that are more difficult to access.
  • The type of waste: some materials, such as toxic waste, need special treatment so they use more resources to manage them, and therefore their price is high.
  • Volumes: the greater volume of waste you generate, the higher the price you have to pay for it. However, if the amounts produced are tons, you may get a reduction in the payment for handling your waste.

It is better to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email to check the final cost.

How much recycling is actually recycled?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.

What goes in the blue recycling bin?

In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:

  • Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Unwanted mail
  • Telephone directories and catalogs
  • Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Drink and food cans

However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.

To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.

What goes in the brown recycling bin?

Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:

The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Food cans
  • Beverage cans
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Aluminum foil (including trays)
  • Glass bottles and jars

However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.



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