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Waste Minimisation


In North East Derbyshire, we produce about 32,000 tonnes of household waste per year and this could double over the next 20 years. Most of our waste goes to landfill sites (tips) which are quickly filling up and running out.

We are working with residents and businesses to change the way we think about and deal with our waste to help protect the environment and meet Government targets. 

To meet these targets, we need your help to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste you produce

  • Re-use whatever materials you can

  • Recycle your glass bottles and jars, newspapers and magazines, cans, plastic bottles and plastic containers, etc.

  • Compost kitchen and garden waste.

We've introduced several schemes to help cut the amount of waste that goes into your black bin:

  • Green Bin - To compost all your green garden waste (leaves, hedge and plant clippings, twigs, branches and prunings, grass mowings, weeds and cut flowers, uncooked vegetative waste and cooled ashes.
  • Burgundy Bin - To recycle all of your glass bottles and jars, food tins, drinks cans, aerosols, cardboard, plastic bottles and plastic containers, household batteries and textiles etc.
  • Composting Bins - To compost, at home, your garden waste and vegetable matter.

Our Live Cooler, Smarter, Greener guide is packed with tips and ideas to help you Reduce, Re-use and Recycle your waste.

Find out about Derbyshire County Council's Waste Management Strategy for the whole of the county.

Contact Details

  • Clean and Green Neighbourhoods Service
  • 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG
  • Location District Council Offices
  • Telephone 01246 217610