Street Litter

Our partnership with Veolia provides a scheduled and responsive street cleansing operation, please contact 0800 328 6023 if you have any service requests or queries.

On-street recycling

We are improving access to recycling for residents and visitors in North Hertfordshire. In Letchworth Garden City, you will find bins that collect paper, food and drinks cans and in Hitchin we have recently introduced dual litter/recycling bins where you are able to dispose of cans, plastic, card and glass and litter in twin compartment bins.

We are currently assessing these operations and looking to implement in other town centres in North Hertfordshire.

Smoking waste and gum bins

NHDC has placed new bins in the main town centres to collect chewing gum and smoking related waste to help keep our streets clean. The new bins will be attached to walls, fences or lamp posts in high usage areas.

Organise your own litter pick

We recognise that community groups including schools, Scout and Guide groups, adult organisations such as WI and Rotary Clubs, and annual organised community clean ups add a huge amount of value to looking after and improving our local environment.

If you are part of a community group, school or are organising a community ‘tidy up’, we have developed a toolkit you can download from this page to help you plan and run your community litter pick successfully.

We also have litter picking and graffiti removal equipment available to loan, free of charge, to community groups on request. Please note: equipment is available to borrow on a first come first serve basis and we will require a completed equipment booking form and a minimum of two weeks notice before your event to organise equipment.

For more information please contact the Waste team on 0800 328 6023 and request to speak to a Waste Services Officer.