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Waste & Recycling

We provide a wide range of waste and recycling services. These include household refuse, garden waste and kerbside recycling collections. We have various types of recycling banks across the District and a household waste recycling centre. In addition to a household service, we also run commercial waste and recycling collections for businesses.

The new recycling calendars for December 2016 - November 2017 can be downloaded here:

Calendar A 2016-17 Calendar B 2016-17

Both Calendars include Christmas and New Year collection dates

Assisted Bin Collections

We provide an assisted service for residents who due to disability or sickness are unable to present their bins for collection. If there is no-one else in your property who can present your bin for collection, then you can apply to us for assistance.

We will arrange for an officer to visit. If you meet the criteria for assisted collections, your bin will be presented and returned for you by our refuse staff. Please refer to our Waste and Recycling Collection policy (292kb) prior to requesting an assessment.

Black Bins

The new recycling calendars for December 2016 - November 2017 can be downloaded here:

Calendar A 2016-17 Calendar B 2016-17

Both Calendars include Christmas and New Year collection dates

We operate an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service. The black bin is for every day household waste and should be used in conjunction with the green and burgundy bins, as it is important that you manage your waste and reduce what we send to landfill.

You need to make sure your bin is presented, with the lid shut, at the edge of your property where it meets the pavement by 6am on your collection day. Please note that no extra bags or boxes will be taken (unless your bin was missed by our collectors on the previous scheduled collection day). If, due to disability or sickness you, (or no-one else in your property) are unable to present your bin for collection, then you can apply for assistance.

If your bin was not emptied, please check your bin did not contain any items that it should not have, the lid was fully shut and it was put out to the edge of your property at or before 6am. If this occurs you a notification will be posted through your letter box explaining why your waste has been left and what steps you should take to rectify this. If you are still not satisfied, please complete the missed bin collection form as soon as possible so we can investigate this.

What can I put in my black bin?

You can place general domestic household waste in your black bin. However please do not put concrete, rubble, chemicals, tyres, corrosive substances or paint in your black bin as these should be disposed of appropriately at household recycling centres. Hypodermic needles and clinical waste (except for non-infectious incontinence pads & stoma bags) must be disposed of through the NHS Waste Management Procedure and arranged by your GP or health care service provider.

When are my collections?

To make things as easy as possible, your rubbish and recycling collections will take place on the same day each week - recycling and garden waste (where applicable) one week, general household rubbish the next week and so on. Please refer to our bin collection widget opposite.

Bank Holiday Collections

There are no changes to your normal refuse, recycling or garden waste collections on any Bank Holidays (with the exception of Christmas and New Year, which we will inform you about). We will collect your waste as normal on Good Friday, Easter Monday and the other Bank Holidays during the spring and summer.

What if my black bin is split, damaged or lost?

If your black bin is split or damaged the refuse crew will assess if it is serviceable and safe to use. If it is not fit for purpose or the bin has been lost in the refuse vehicle, you will receive a notification through your letter box and a new bin will be provided for you free of charge. If your bin has been lost or stolen then you must contact us immediately to order a new one. Please note that there is a charge for replacement bins. Alternatively, you can provide your own bin providing it meets our collection requirements. If you have moved house and there is no bin present, please contact us immediately to arrange delivery of a new bin, for which there will be a charge.

Can I have an extra bin?

Properties which contain 5 or less residents are issued with a standard size bin. If there are 6 or more permanent residents occupying a property then you may apply for additional capacity. A one-off charge will be made for the extra capacity collection of domestic waste. Please see below.*

Circumstances Entitlement
Properties with 6/7 permanent residents 1 x 360L Black Residual Bin
Properties with 8-10 permanent residents 2 x 360L Black Residual Bin
Properties with 10+ residents Individual assessment

 
*Please note that the above criteria does not apply to multiple occupancy premises such as residential homes or communal properties like flats which already have different arrangements for refuse collection. These arrangements vary and may include the use of large commercial size bins. We may consider providing additional bin capacity on a temporary basis dependant on need e.g. large amounts of clinical type waste (incontinence pads etc). Extra capacity will only be authorised where there is a demonstrable need and the residents are proven to be actively recycling. Any extra capacity provision will be reviewed after a 2 year period to check that the extra capacity is still required.

 

Bulky Waste

To help us to reduce - reuse - recycle - your unwanted household waste instead of sending them to the landfill you can use our Bulky Waste Collection Service. We will collect items such as sofa's, unwanted wardrobes and white goods (cookers, fridge's, fridge freezer's) but there are some exceptions to what we will collect and there is a charge for this service depending upon the amount of bulky waste you want collecting.

To arrange a collection please telephone 01246 242424 and payment for this service must be made when the collection is booked. You can pay at any Contact Centre or by debit card over the phone. Please note there are no concessions for this service. Please note that once payment has been accepted for a collection, no cancellations or alterations (including requests to add, reduce or substitute alternative items) can be made. If the collection is cancelled within 2 working days of the collection date then a refund can be made, otherwise no refunds will be given.

General Bulkies

  • 1 - 3 items = £10
  • 4 - 6 items = £15
  • 7 - 9 items = £20
  • 10+ items = a quote will be made with a minimum charge of £30

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • 1 item = £10
  • 2 items = £15
  • 3 items = £20
  • 4 items = £25
  • 5 items = £30

Items for collection should be left in an accessible place at the front of the property within the boundary, as near to the kerbside as possible. We will not enter premises to collect items, however, a quotation may be provided upon request to remove bulky items from inside premises, or from the rear where there is no vehicular access and where it is convenient to collect from the front.

What we will not collect

Any DIY, construction or demolition waste. A good rule of thumb to apply is if the items are commonly regarded as fixtures or fittings in a property then they will not qualify for collection. Some other materials such as chemicals or paint are also excluded.

Examples of items which would not qualify for collection are as follows: Bathroom suites, kitchen units, fitted wardrobes, garden sheds, coal houses, doors, bricks, rubble, concrete, radiators, fireplaces, gas or electric fitted fires, asbestos, loft insulation, water tanks, boilers, fence panels, gates, paving slabs, aerial or satellite dishes, windows, scaffolding, paint, creosote, chemicals, car parts and oil, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, car batteries, tyres, tree trunks/branches, low pressure gas cyclinders.

 

Burgundy Bins

The new recycling calendars for December 2016 - November 2017 can be downloaded here:

Calendar A 2016-17 Calendar B 2016-17

Both Calendars include Christmas and New Year collection dates

We operate an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service. The burgundy bin is for recyclable waste. It makes it easier for everyone to recycle and also means you can recycle plastic bottles, which in turn reduces what we send to landfill.

You need to make sure your bin is presented, with the lid shut, at the edge of your property where it meets the pavement by 6am on your collection day. Extra recycling that won’t fit in your burgundy bin can be presented in a clearly labelled box or bag at the side of the burgundy bin on normal collection day. Large cardboard packaging may also be put at the side of your burgundy bin. If, due to disability or sickness you, (or no-one else in your property) are unable to present your bin for collection, then you can apply for assistance.

If your bin was not emptied, please check your bin did not contain any items that it should not have, the lid was fully shut and it was put out to the edge of your property at or before 6am. If this occurs a notification will be posted through your letter box explaining why your waste has been left and what steps you should take to rectify this. If you are still not satisfied, please complete the missed bin collection form as soon as possible so we can investigate this.

What can I put in my new burgundy bin?

All of your recyclable material can go in your burgundy bin, which also includes an internal box (or 'caddy') for paper waste.

In the inner box:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Paper
  • Telephone directories
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail, glossy pamphlets and white envelopes
  • Shredded paper (weighted down by other paper products)

In the main part of the recycling bin:

  • Plastic - With exception of plant pots, plastic film and carrier bags, all types of plastic waste can be recycled including bottles, tubs and food trays.
  • Card - All types of card are acceptable, including brown packaging card, printed card (e.g. cereal boxes), books, etc.
  • Food and drink cartons - including orange juice cartons (commonly referred to as waxed cartons)
  • Empty food tins, drink cans and aerosols - i.e. aerosols, food tins and biscuit tins (please rinse all cans and tins).
  • Glass bottles and jars - Any glass bottles or jars are acceptable – but empty! We don't want sheet glass or Pyrex glass as this causes problems during the recycling process.
  • Cans - Any steel or aluminium cans – food or drink. Again, washed please but not squashed. This can include things like biscuit tins, tea caddies, Quality Street tins etc.
  • Textiles - i.e. shoes tied in pairs, sheets, curtains, towels and blankets (please make sure textiles are clean and are placed in a clear(ish) plastic bag).
  • Small household batteries - i.e. AA, AAA, LR9, LR14, watch, torch, mobile phone. You can recycle batteries in the burgundy bin in a securely tied clear plastic bag - simply place the bag containing the batteries on the top of the paper in your caddy.

Please do not put any of the following items in your budgundy bin:

  • Windowpanes, cookware, Pyrex, windscreens
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic films, polystyrene
  • Household waste - such as nappies, food waste, dog waste, etc.

When are my collections?

To make things as easy as possible, your rubbish and recycling collections will take place on the same day each week - recycling and garden waste (where applicable) one week, general household rubbish the next week and so on. Please refer to our bin collection widget opposite.

Bank Holiday Collections

There are no changes to your normal recycling collections on any Bank Holidays (with the exception of Christmas and New Year, which we will inform you about). We will collect your waste as normal on Good Friday, Easter Monday and the other Bank Holidays during the spring and summer.

What if my burgundy bin is split, damaged or lost?

If your burgundy bin is split or damaged the refuse crew will assess if it is serviceable and safe to use. If it is not fit for purpose or the bin has been lost in the refuse vehicle, you will receive a notification through your letter box and a new bin will be provided for you free of charge. If your bin has been lost or stolen then you must contact us immediately to order a new one. Please note that these are replaced free of charge. Alternatively, you can provide your own bin providing it meets our collection requirements. If you have moved house and there is no bin present, please contact us immediately to arrange delivery of a new bin.

What happens to my recycling?graphic showing what your recycling is turned into

Once the materials have been collected and sorted, they are then taken to be processed at a Mechanical Recycling Facility in Leeds. Once here, the materials are separated into type (glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, etc) and sent to manufacturers who then turn them into different products. The graphic opposite shows what happens to your recycling and what it is then turned into.

Why do the company collecting the recycled waste, empty the caddy containing paper into a burgundy bin and then empty this into the lorry?

The recycling vehicle has a split body, one half for paper and the other for the rest of the recyclable materials. When the operatives collect the burgundy bins they empty the caddies containing paper into a burgundy bin which is strapped to the back of the vehicle. When this bin is full it is then tipped into the back of the vehicle, ensuring paper is kept separate from the rest of the materials.

Cesspool

In the interests of continued efficiencies, we are no longer able to provide a directly delivered Cesspool/Septic Tank cleansing service. We will however arrange the service through an external service provider, upon request. Please note: an administration fee for arranging this will be added onto the charges made by the external provider.

You can also make any arrangements directly with the external service providers to alleviate any administration fee.

Our current preferred contractors can be found below:

  • Drainage 2000 – 01246 456300
  • Acidisation – 01246 471555
  • Ashfield Effluent – 01623 512818

Other contractors are available that can provide this service, please consult local business directories or yellow pages, etc.

Clinical Waste

We deliver a clinical waste collection service to both domestic and commercial properties in the District only after assessment by your G.P or Health Care Professional. Domestic collections will be arranged by the council only if the conditions of the NHS assessment are met.

Commercial collections are charged at a rate of £4.36 a bag per week, £113.36 over 6 months or £226.72 over 12 months (all plus VAT).

Commercial Waste

If you operate a business you are liable for a charge for the collection and disposal of your trade waste. We are able to offer you competitive rates for the collection and disposal of your waste. We can supply either bags or large wheeled bins (up to 1100 litre) in any combination to suit the needs of your business.

Charges are payable half yearly in advance upon receipt of invoice.

Commercial Waste Charges - 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017

Domestic Bin: 240 Litre - £33.65

Bin Sizes Charges (plus VAT)
Refuse/Clinical Sack £5.14 (week) £133.64 (6 months) £267.28 (12 months)
240 Litre (standard domestic) £5.77 (week) £150.02 (6 months) £300.04 (12 months)
360 Litre £7.04 (week) £183.04 (6 months) £366.08 (12 months)
500 Litre £9.49 (week) £246.74 (6 months) £493.48 (12 months)
660 Litre £11.02 (week) £286.52 (6 months) £573.04 (12 months)
1100 Litre £15.37 (week) £399.62 (6 months) £799.24 (12 months)

* Existing customers only

Other Commercial Waste Services

  • Trade Bulky Collections (priced on assessment) - Minimum £115.00 (plus VAT)
  • Commercial Skip Service - £346.73 per empty (plus VAT)
  • Private House Clearances (priced on assessment) - Minimum £115.00 (plus VAT)

 

Schools Waste Charges - 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017
 
Bin Sizes Charges (plus VAT)
Refuse/Clinical Sack £3.92 (week) £101.92 (6 months) £203.84 (12 months)
240 Litre (standard domestic) £4.14 (week) £107.64 (6 months) £215.28 (12 months)
350 Litre £4.37 (week) £113.62 (6 months) £227.24 (12 months)
500 Litre £5.06 (week) £131.56 (6 months) £263.12 (12 months)
660 Litre £5.30 (week) £137.80 (6 months) £275.60 (12 months)
*750 Litre £5.52 (week) £143.52 (6 months) £287.04 (12 months)
1100 Litre £6.67 (week) £173.42 (6 months) £346.84 (12 months)
Skip per empty     £101.50

* No Longer Available

 

Composting

Home Composting is one of the most cost efficient and friendly methods of waste disposal - and an easy way to cut down on the bulk of your waste by up to 30%. Compost is a mixture of organic materials which decay into a dark soil-like mass, often called humus. It is an ideal way to make a soil improver for your garden that is absolutely FREE! It also helps reduce the amount of methane gas and polluting liquids which are released into the ground when sent to landfill.home composter

Where do I get a compost bin from?

We have teamed up with the Derbyshire County Council to offer discounted compost bins to all its residents or you can find out about special compost bin offers in your area from getcomposting.

Why do I need to compost my peelings when they break down in landfill anyway?

Organic waste that is sent to landfill is unable to decompose properly because, squashed under all the other waste, it doesn't have any access to air. So instead, methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is produced which contributes to global warming. When you compost your organic waste at home you are not only providing your garden with a limitless soil improver for plants and vegetables, but you are doing your bit to reduce global warming too!

My compost is a moist, lumpy mess, smells rotten and there are lots of flies in the bin - what's wrong?

A classic mistake made by many first time composters is to use their new compost bin to get rid of grass cuttings, fruit and vegetable peelings. On their own you will end up with a sludgy, smelly mess. Empty the bin and break up any large lumps. Then refill the bin adding plenty of brown material (see below) and some fresh greens as you go. Then be patient! It will take a couple of months to look like it should.

My compost is dry and brown and doesn't seem to be doing anything - what's wrong?

This usually happens in autumn when the bin is filled with leaves and plant prunings. Autumn leaves don't produce enough nitrogen to activate the heat production process.

How do I make healthy compost?

Gather leaves, water them thoroughly and place in black plastic sacks, punctured with a fork to allow air to circulate. After about two years you will have rich leafmould, which can be used as a weed suppressant and moisture retaining mulch or a soil improver.

The green materials contain bacteria that generate the heat that is required by the process. A healthy compost bin is living ecosystem, which has a good mix of green and brown materials providing the perfect conditions for a variety of mini-beasts, especially worms who do all the hard work.

Green materials Brown materials
Tea bags Crushed egg shells
Grass cuttings Corrugated cardboard packaging (ripped into small pieces)
Vegetable peelings Newspaper (scrunched up)
Old flowers Toilet and kitchen roll tubes
Fruit scraps Garden prunings
Nettles Dry leaves, twigs and hedge clippings


Too many greens and your compost will get sloppy. Too many browns and it will stop working. For full details of what you should and shouldn't put in your home composter, how to get the best compost and how to use it visit RecycleNow.

Dog & Litter Bins

We provide, maintain, empty and cleanse sufficient numbers of dog and litter bins throughout the District to enable you to dispose of your waste and litter.

The bins are post mounted and free standing which meet the needs of the local community, whilst causing the minimum impact on the surrounding environment. The frequency of emptying and cleansing differs depending on the location and usage of the bin. If you cannot find a dog bin close by when you need one, you can also put your dog waste into any of our litter bins as dog waste is classed as general litter.

If you see a bin that is overflowing, has been vandalised or you feel you need another dog or litter bin in your community then please contact us. We will use the following criteria in order to make a decision as to the need for additional bins:

  • Current provision of dog and litter bins within the general area
  • Land use type and designated cleansing zone
  • Number of requests received for the removal of dog fouling or litter within the immediate area
  • Number of complaints received regarding dog fouling or litter within the immediate area.

Green Bins

The new recycling calendars for December 2016 - November 2017 can be downloaded here:

Calendar A 2016-17 Calendar B 2016-17

Both Calendars include Christmas and New Year collection dates

We operate an alternate weekly waste and recycling collection service. The green bin is for garden waste and should be used in conjunction with the black and burgundy bins, as it is important that you manage your waste and reduce what we send to landfill.

You need to make sure your bin is presented, with the lid shut, at the edge of your property where it meets the pavement by 6am on your collection day. Please note that no extra bags or boxes will be taken (unless your bin was missed by our collectors on the previous scheduled collection day). If, due to disability or sickness you, (or no-one else in your property) are unable to present your bin for collection, then you can apply for assistance.

If your bin was not emptied, please check your bin did not contain any items that it should not have, the lid was fully shut and it was put out to the edge of your property at or before 6am. If this occurs you a notification will be posted through your letter box explaining why your waste has been left and what steps you should take to rectify this. If you are still not satisfied, please complete the missed bin collection form as soon as possible so we can investigate this.

New Food Caddy & Frequently Asked Questions

From 19 May 2014, you will be able to dispose of your cooked and raw food waste in an eco-friendly way, rather than it being sent to landfill via black bins.

Prior to this, you will receive a small 5 litre caddy that can be left in your kitchen or placed underneath your sink to deposit any left-over cooked or raw food waste.  When delivered, there will also be a leaflet (409kb) which provides further information.

You might have further questions about the new food caddy and how this enhances organic waste collections via the green bin service.  Some of the most common questions and answers are set out below:

Do I have to use the caddy?

No, it is up to you whether you wish to use the caddy. The caddy has been provided so that you can contain all your food waste separately to your other household waste, rather than make regular trips to the green bin. You can put the food waste directly into the green bin should you wish. 

What if I don't want my caddy?

If you do not want to have the caddy, please telephone 01246 242424 and we will arrange for the caddy to be collected back in; or you could use it for storing other household items.

I live in a flat with a communal bin store and don't have a green bin service.  Will I now get a food waste collection?

Your collection service will not change at the moment.

What sort of food can I put in my green bin?

You will now be able to put raw and cooked food leftovers, for example leftover...

  • fruit
  • salad
  • vegetable waste
  • egg shells
  • bread
  • pastries
  • rice
  • pasta
  • red meat (raw and cooked, including bones)
  • poultry (raw and cooked, including bones)
  • fish (raw and cooked, including bones)
  • plate scrapings
  • tea bags
  • coffee grounds

Can I now put plastic bags in my green bin?

NO, you must not put any kind of plastic bags in the caddy or green bin - they don't rot down, and it spoils the compost.

Won't this lead to my bin getting dirty?

Green bins currently become dirty from garden waste. You are now asked to mix all food waste with their garden waste. Ideally, a layer of garden waste is best placed in the bottom of green bins and food waste placed on top. 

Can I wash my food caddy and green bin with cleaning products?

Yes, you can wash your caddy and green bin regularly and if detergents are used, please give them a final rinse out with clean water to remove residues and allow to dry before placing garden and food waste in them.

Can I line the bottom of the caddy or green bin with card or paper?

NO, starches, inks and coatings from card packaging and paper print reduces the quality of the compost and it will not reach strict high standards so it can be used as a compost product.

Can I use compostable paper liners in my caddy?

Yes, if you wish you can use a paper compostable liner in your caddy to help keep your food waste contained and make transferring to your green bin simple. These are available from leading supermarkets and must be manufactured to EN13432 standard. Please note: there are other plastic (corn starch) bags that meet the EN13432 standard but these are not acceptable.

What happens to my food and green waste after collection?

When your food and garden waste is collected, it is taken to a composting facility which can compost all types of food and garden waste in an enclosed facility. The material is shredded and put into special tunnels where air circulation, temperature and moisture can be controlled to break down the food and garden waste into compost product and soil conditioner. It will be available for sale at Household Waste Recycling Centres.

The crew have refused to empty my bin in the past because of food waste.  What has changed?

When your green bin is emptied, it will be taken to a new composting facility at Arkwright developed by Derbyshire County Council, where it will be turned into usable compost.  The new facility is enclosed and able to process cooked and uncooked food waste, whereas the current open air process is only able to treat garden waste and uncooked vegetable peelings.

Can I put cooking oil in my food waste collection?

NO, cooking oil and fats cannot be put in with your green bin. You are able to dispose of this at Household Waste Recycling Centres at Buttermilk Lane, Duckmanton and Stonegravels, Chesterfield.

What happens if I put waste in my green bin that can't be composted?

The collection crew will look in green bins to ensure the waste is compostable. If the green bin contains other types of waste, such as nappies, plastics, paper or packaging, they will not be able to empty your bin. Unfortunately the bin crew are unable to remove contamination during the collection rounds, and will place a notice on your bin advising why they could not empty it.

Will green bins now be collected year round?

Currently, green bins are suspended during the dormant winter period, when less green waste is being produced. There is currently no plan to change this; during green bin suspension period residents can put their food waste into the black bins.

Will my black bin now be refused if I put food waste in it?

NO, you will be able to put your food waste into the green or black (residual waste) bin.  It is preferred if you put all your food waste into your green bin as this will help increase composting levels and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill (via black bins). During hot summer spells residents are able to put raw and cooked food waste in either green or black bins, whichever is due to be emptied next. However, residents are encouraged to place as much food waste in green bins as possible.

Can I put food waste in my burgundy bin now?

NO, please do not put any food waste in your burgundy bin as this contaminates the recycling and the burgundy bin collection crew will refuse to empty it.

Can I put any other waste in my green bin now?

No, the only change is that raw and cooked food waste is now accepted in the bin.  You cannot put other residual black bin waste (e.g. dog, cat faeces, fire ash, card, paper) into the green bins. 

I don't have a green bin.  Will I be delivered a caddy?

We have identified properties with communal bin stores that do not have green bins (e.g. flats) and will not receive a caddy. 

Won't I get maggots in my caddy and green bin?

You may experience an issue with maggots in bins when the food waste is left exposed, allowing flies to lay their eggs. Putting the food into the caddy as soon as possible and closing the lid will reduce the chance of this. 

If your green bin collection is not due for over a week, and your black bin is due to be emptied next, you could put your food waste into the black bin, in particular during hot summer spells. However, please put as much of your food waste in your green bin as possible. 

My green bin is split/damaged. Can I get a replacement?

If your bin is damaged and unusable, please let us know by calling the Clean and Green line on the number below.

Is this a reduction in service and will I get a Council Tax refund?

NO, this is not a reduction in service as you will still receive the same level of bin collections. We are now simply asking you to place food waste in green bins rather than black bins to help improve our environment. Our waste collection resource is now being allocated to reflect the changing needs of each of your coloured bin's collection needs. This is a positive response to our residents' commitment and desire to recycle more of their household waste.

When are my collections?

To make things as easy as possible, your rubbish and recycling collections will take place on the same day each week - recycling and garden waste (where applicable) one week, general household rubbish the next week and so on. Please refer to our bin collection widget opposite.

Bank Holiday Collections

There are no changes to your normal refuse, recycling or garden waste collections on any Bank Holidays in 2014 (with the exception of Christmas and New Year, which we will inform you about). We will collect your waste as normal on Good Friday, Easter Monday and the other Bank Holidays during the spring and summer.

My question has not been answered here.

If you require any further information or advice, please telephone 01246 242424 and we will be happy to help.

Hazardous Waste

Some types of waste are classed as hazardous, i.e. asbestos. If the waste is on private property you will be advised to hire a private contractor who is licensed to remove such waste. If you see hazardous waste fly tipped please contact us immediately. If the hazardous waste is in a water course or in imminent danger of polluting the water course please contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.

Litter & Fly Tipping

Litter and fly tipping is a blight on our countryside - it is unsightly, unpleasant and dangerous to the public and animals. Always place your litter in a litter bin or take it home.

To report an issue with litter or fly tipping please use our new On-line services website.

Litter is anything that is dropped onto the ground in a public place and includes cigarette ends and chewing gum as well as sweet wrappers, drinks containers, paper, bags of rubbish etc. Dropping litter in a public place is an offence. Anyone dropping litter can be liable to an immediate fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £50 and if you fail to pay this within the statutory 14-days then you may be taken to court where the maximum fine can be £2,500.

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on public or private land. Fly tipping is a crime that blights our communities, it's unsightly, can be hazardous and can lead to injuries both to the public and wildlife and is costly to remove.

We can take legal action against householders whose waste is tipped illegally (whether they know about it or not), which can end up with a fine of up to £50,000 and/or twelve months imprisonment for those found guilty of fly tipping.

To help us catch people who fly tip, every time we have an instance we will post a description and pictures of what has been dumped in our countryside and in your local community. If you recognise what has been dumped, be it the wall paper, tiling, the furniture etc, or you know who in the particular area has recently had work done that may have resulted in the fly tipping, then please contact us confidentially so we can catch the culprits.

Any information that is supplied to us, will be in the strictest of confidence.

 

Recycling Sites

We have a network of local recycling points throughout the District where you can recycle bottles, cans, paper and textiles. To find your nearest site and what you can recycle there visit Recycle Now and simply enter your postcode into the search engine.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

A Household Waste Recycling Centre is available at Bolsover Household Waste Recycling Centre, Buttermilk Lane, Bolsover, S44 6AE. It is open daily from 8.30am to 6pm with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year' Day when it is closed.

The site can be very busy during the weekends and at bank holidays so there may be some queuing at these times. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

What Happens To My Recycling 

Have you ever wondered what happens to your glass bottles, paper, cans and plastic packaging after you put it in your recycling bin?

Some people tell us they believe it all goes to landfill but that's simply not the case. To prove it, we've made all the information available online so people can see exactly where their recycling ends up and what it's turned into.

You can check where your recycling goes to be sorted, how and where it's recycled and what it's turned into on Derbyshire County Council’s website

You can also find out what happens to waste if you don't put it in your recycling bin.

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