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Reducing waste in the village

Aldbury is already a busy hub of recyclers, food sharers, pond diggers, and EV enthusiasts. Check out some of our local projects and facilities aimed at helping people reduce, repair, reuse, recycle, upcycle and restore.

If you would like support to launch a project which will reduce waste, get in touch with the Waste Reduction team at:

Read our articles on waste reduction here:

Recycling Plastics at Home

Olio - Combatting Food Waste
Recycling Soft Plastics
Reusing and Recycling
Throw It Away - No Way! Repair Cafes

Tips for a Low Waste Christmas

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Aldbury's Sharing Table

We like to share! This table is set up at the entrance to the allotments. Donations are welcome but not required if you are struggling with the cost of living crisis. The important thing is that spare produce gets eaten and enjoyed.

  • To donate for produce taken please use one of the QR codes rather than leaving cash. You just need to scan it with your phone camera and it'll take you directly to either the JustGiving page linked to Friends of Aldbury School or the charity, Médecins Sans Frontières. If you want to leave cash for FOAS, please just give direct at the school.

  • To donate produce, clean plant pots or plants (in clean compost, not garden soil which may harbour unwanted weeds or pests) please just leave on the table - and remove any spoiled food, waste or plastic you see if possible.

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Declutter with Olio

Olio is a local food and equipment sharing app which we recommend to use to donate excess food or other household items you don't need any more.

Hop on the app, upload a picture and set up a pickup location - save something from landfill and make your neighbour's day.

Are you a local business owner with left-over food? We regularly get shipments of excess food from Tesco and other local businesses which we advertise on Olio and our local Facebook group, Everything Aldbury. Get in touch at to talk to the team about food redistribution options.

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Excess Kids Stuff?

Our baby and toddler group sells, donates and lends baby and child equipment informally on WhatsApp. For an introduction to the group please contact us

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Local Repair Cafés

A broken zip? A faulty garden tool? Throw it away? No way!

Head on over to a local repair café to get things mended for free (or with a voluntary donation).


Open Door Repair Café

360 High St, Berkhamsted HP4 1HU (opposite Cross Oak Road, VAH DIY shop, and Shell petrol station)

1st Saturday of each month

09.30 am - 12.30 pm

Aston Clinton

Aston Clinton Repair Cafe

St Michaels and All Angels Church, Church Lane, Aston Clinton HP22 5HJ

2nd Saturday of each month

09.00 am - 12.00 pm


Tring in Transition Repair Café

High Street Baptist Church Hall, 89 High St, Tring HP23 4AB

3rd Saturday of every month

10.30 am to 1.00 pm


Chesham Repair Café

Location varies between Chesham Town Hall, HP5 1EP and Lewins Yard, HP5 1HQ (just off the High Street by Orbit Press)

Usually the last Saturday of the month, but seems to be somewhat variable, so please check

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

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Local recycling facilities

Looking to recycle? Check out the recycling centres, charity shops, and repair shops in our local area.

Berkhamsted recycling centre offers a range of recycling services from garden waste to textiles to large household appliances - open Sat-Weds

Check out which bins are available at the link below or use their queue cam to plan your visit and avoid busy times (updated regularly)

Electrical items


Dunelm WEEE Recycling Scheme

Apsley, HP3 9SR

Soft plastics


Tesco Superstore

Tring, HP23 5NB

Marks & Spencer

Berkhamsted, HP4 1ZZ


Berkhamsted, HP4 1HS

Tesco Express

Berkhamsted, HP4 3AP



Aldbury Village Shop

(recycling pot managed by the waste reduction team)

Tesco Superstore

Tring, HP235NB

Dunelm WEEE Recycling Scheme

Apsley, HP3 9SR

Brita filters

Metcalfes Home Hardware

Tring, HP23 5AG

G Grace & Son

Tring, HP23 4AG

Tesco Superstore

Tring, HP23 5NB


Berkhamsted, HP4 1HS

Empty blister packs

Any Superdrug Pharmacy

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