Waste Collections

All food waste collections are currently suspended. Garden Waste collections are currently behind schedule. You can find the latest on all waste collections on our news page.


House in multiple occupation licence


Your House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence is valid for one year.

You will need to renew it at least one month before it expires.

We will email you a reminder to let you know when it is time to renew your licence.

To renew your licence you need to:

If we ask you for it, you will also need to provide a:

  • gas safety certificate less than 12 months old (if there is a gas supply)
  • domestic periodic inspection report for the electrical system that is less than 5 years old
  • fire alarm test certificate that is less than 5 years old (where appropriate)

Once we receive your application, we will email you a copy of your renewed licence.


Mandatory licence: £215 (reduced £180)

You will be eligible for a reduced fee if you can provide evidence of a valid membership of a recognised Landlord Accreditation scheme (Residential Landlords Association or the National Landlords Association).

Contact information

Environmental Health
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
College Square
Harlow CM20 1WG
01279 446111