Waste and recycling
Every household in Bolsover District produces over a tonne of waste every year which needs to be disposed of... that’s the same weight as one Beluga Whale!
Such disposal is expensive and unnecessary since a lot of domestic waste can be recycled. The amount of waste being sent to landfill can be reduced by re-using, recycling and composting.
We offer numerous opportunities for people to recycle their rubbish and dispose of their waste free of charge and properly.
We provide services and facilities across the district in partnership with other agencies and councils such as the burgundy bin scheme, household waste recycling centres and bring sites. You can find out more information by using the links down the left hand side of this page.
Did you know?
The amount of wrapping paper thrown away every year in the UK at Christmas would stretch around the equator nine times or to the moon if each sheet was laid end to end, so why not re-use wrapping paper or try the Japanese art of ‘furoshiki’ instead?
See Recycle Now for more information.
Over 13,000 tonnes of glass is thrown out in the UK during the festive season. Recycling them all could save 4000 tonnes of CO2 being produced (equivalent to taking 1300 cars off the road for a year).
An estimated 250 tonnes of Christmas trees that could be recycled are thrown away after Christmas. Why not take your old tree to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or even consider buying a living tree that can be planted in the garden when you have finished with it?
For more ideas on how to make the most of your waste go to:
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 09:21