During November 2013, residents will be delivered their new bin collection calendars for Christmas 2013 and Bank Holidays 2014.
Please read your calendar as there is important information on it, including the suspension of the green bin collections during the dormant winter period.
There will be no green bin collections between
1 December 2013 and 9 March 2014.
Green bin collections will restart
week commencing Monday 10 March 2014.
There will still be green bin collections during November, during week commencing 4 November 2013 and week commencing 18 November 2013.
If you have any queries regarding the suspension of the green bin collections this winter, please read to the information below.
Why are green bin collections being suspended?
The District Council are suspending green bin collections during the winter months because people are less active in the garden and there is little green waste being produced.
This will be the third year that the District Council suspended green bin collections during the winter period.
What can I do with my green waste whilst collections are suspended?
You may still have little jobs to do around the garden during the winter, but this can be left in the green bin to be collected during the spring, or taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre at Stonegravels, Chesterfield or Buttermilk Lane (between Long Duckmanton and Chesterfield).
What will the refuse collectors be doing on green bin weeks now?
Employees who would usually have been carrying out the winter green bin collections will be working to enhance other council services e.g. thorough cleaning of rural grass verges.
Does this mean there will be weekly black bin collections?
No, the amount of waste in your black bin should not increase for the majority of residents, so there is no need for a temporary return to a weekly collection. You now have the benefit of the burgundy bin for the vast majority of recyclable materials.
However, there will be two black bin collections prior to Christmas week, during weeks commencing 9 December and 16 December, and two black bin collections after Christmas, during weeks commencing 30 December and 6 January.
My burgundy bins are collected the same week as my green week. Will my burgundy bin still be collected?
Yes, residents will still receive a fortnightly burgundy bin collection.
If your burgundy bin is normally collected on the same week as your green bin you will receive burgundy bin collections during weeks commencing 2 December, 16 December, 30 December, 13 January etc.
If your burgundy bin is normally collected on the same week as your black bin you will receive burgundy bin collections during weeks commencing 9 December, Saturday 21 December*, 6 January etc.
*Please note, burgundy bin collections on Saturday 21 December are for residents whose collection day falls on Wednesday 25 December. Please refer to the calendar for details.