Responsible recycling in Broxbourne

It’s important for everyone to do their bit by recycling what they can and of course by recycling responsibly.

 

Broxbourne residents should make full use of the kerbside recycling service, which can be used to recycle plastics and cans, paper and cardboard and glass. Non-recyclable domestic waste should be placed in the black wheeled bin as no side/surplus waste will be collected. Food waste should be put out for collection, weekly, in the brown caddy.

 

Residents can collect up to two additional boxes, free of charge, from any of the Council’s One Stop Shops. Alternatively, they can place additional recycling in similar containers, such as buckets or small storage boxes.

 

Further information on the Borough’s kerbside recycling service including what exactly can go in each box, can be found online here: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident/recycling-and-waste .

 

Excess recycling can be taken to any one of the Borough’s 12 Recycling Points. The locations can be found on the Council’s website here: https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident-recycling-and-waste/collection-dates-and-recycling-centres .

 

As we approach the festive season, residents are reminded that that as householder’s they have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to dispose of all waste produced from their property responsibly.  Leaving domestic waste or household items at the Recycling Points is fly-tipping which is a criminal offence and the Council will prosecute where there is sufficient evidence to do so.  Please also make good use of the recycling banks, if you find them full please report this to the Council’s Helpline on 01992 785577, do not leave your recyclables on the ground.  

 

Recent successful prosecutions include:

 

  • A sack of domestic waste was found in Mortimer Gate in Cheshunt. The offender was issued a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN), but this was not paid. The prosecution outcome was a £220 fine, victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £567.25.
  • Three sacks of domestic waste were found on the Rosedale estate in Cheshunt. A £100 FPN was issued but not paid.  The prosecution outcome was a £220 fine, victim surcharge of £30, compensation of £173 and costs of £406.25.
  • Seven sacks of waste were found in Park Road, Hoddesdon. A £100 FPN was issued but not paid.  The prosecution outcome was a £220 fine, victim surcharge of £30, compensation of £166, and costs of £406.25
  • Eight sacks of waste were found in Kings Road in Waltham Cross. A £100 FPN was issued but not paid.  The prosecution outcome was a £220 fine, victim surcharge of £30, compensation of £166 and costs of £406.25

 

Advice on how to dispose of waste responsibly can be found on the Council’s website at:

https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident-environment-street-scene/fly-tipping.

 

Residents can report incidents of fly-tipping online here: www.broxbourne.gov.uk/reportit  or by calling the Council’s Helpline on 01992 785577.