St Albans City & District

Information about bin collection days in Harpenden, recycling, and household waste and recycling centres.


Household waste and recycling centres

A Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) is a place where you can go to recycle a wide range of materials from your home.

Location: Dark Lane, off Grove Road. AL5 1QB

Left off the High Street into Southdown, which changes into Grove Road. Dark Lane is the first left after Piggottshill Lane.

Opening hours: 10am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday (all year)

Closed: Thursday and Friday

Street Sweeping

Sweeping and litter picking roads and paths

St Albans City & District Council is responsible for keeping public areas of the district clean, safe, tidy and attractive.


Roads, Pavements & Verges

Hertfordshire County Council are responsible for roads pavements and grass verges.  If there is a problem on a road, pavement or grass verge please contact the County Council directly:



Planning Harpenden

The Town Council is given the opportunity to consider the application before passing on a recommendation (if applicable) to the Planning Authority at St Albans District Council.


Planning St Albans

Find out about the planning process, planning policy and the Council’s Building Control Service.


Highways & Roadworks

Check for current roadworks in Harpenden with this map from a national database that is linked to all Local Authority’s Street Works systems. It is updated every few minutes.


Report a problem

If you wish to report a problem relating to the highway, such as a faulty streetlight, pothole or the like. Please log them on the Hertfordshire Highways fault reporting page as follows:



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