Announcement by the district council
St Albans City and District Council is providing a special collection after the Easter weekend to help residents recycle large pieces of cardboard.
The Council is doing this because it is a time of year when a lot of cardboard is generated, for example from DIY and home improvement projects.
Residents should put cardboard in their recycling box with paper or flatten larger pieces and stack them alongside for collection on their next recycling day after Easter. Details of waste and recycling collections over Easter are available at: http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/environmentandwaste/rubbish-waste-and-recycling/bincollectiondays.aspx
If residents miss this cardboard collection running from Tuesday 22 April to Friday 2 May, they can book a free collection for oversized cardboard by calling 01727 819285. Alternatively, they can email[email protected] to make a booking.
The Council is asking residents to remove cardboard from green waste as part of its new recycling scheme to help improve household recycling rates. This is because national standards for compost have tightened recently and the cardboard is contaminating green waste making it unusable as compost. When green waste is contaminated with cardboard it is rejected by our composting plant and sent to landfill.