Council seeks views on future waste and recycling services

Collection crew carrying wheelie bins
East Herts Council is inviting responses on the future of waste and recycling collections as it seeks to balance residents’ needs with the environmental impacts of services.

The council has opened an online survey which asks residents to share their current habits and views on potential future service changes. It also seeks to understand residents’ views on how best the district can minimise waste in the fight to tackle climate change locally.

The responses will be used to design the service for procurement next year ahead of the council’s contract ending in May 2025.

Cllr Graham McAndrew, Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability, said: “The views of our residents are crucial in helping us shape the best services possible – for our communities, and for our planet.   

“We know how important our waste, recycling and street cleaning services are to people, which is why we want to understand what’s working now and what could be improved for the future. I look forward to hearing everyone’s views in the coming weeks.”

The survey can be found online at and is open until midnight on Monday 22 August 2022.

* The council operates a shared waste and recycling service with North Herts Council under a seven-year contract with Urbaser.