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.


Article 4 directions


HMO conversions

There is a town-wide Article 4 directions affecting HMO conversions across the whole of Harlow.

The direction has been in place since 12 April 2021 and means that from this date all conversions to HMO, regardless of size, will require full planning permission before the conversion can take place. Applications for planning permission will need to comply with the planning policies set out in the Local Plan

You can view a copy of the notice of the confirmation of an Article 4 Direction - HMO conversions (pdf)