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Green bin collections suspension dates for winter 2022-23

Green bin collections across North East Derbyshire will be suspended for the winter months as demand for the service falls.

In the north of the district, the last green bin collection this year will be week ending Friday 11 November 2022. Collections resume w/c 13 March 2023.

While in the south of the district, the last green bin collection this year will be week ending Friday 18 November 2022. Collections resume w/c 20 March 2023.

North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet member for the Environment, Cllr Charlotte Cupit, said: “Suspending green bin collections over the winter months is not a decision we take lightly.

“We have to carefully balance the emissions, carbon and other costs of running the service over the winter, with the significant reduction in green waste generated, and so we’re suspending the service as usual for this short period of time.

“Thank you to our hardworking refuse staff for their efforts in providing a year-round collection service whatever the weather. Streetscene staff who usually undertake the green bin collections will be deployed in other areas, such as street cleansing and collections over the Christmas period to help with the higher demand for those over winter.”

On average, we collect around 10,000 tonnes of garden waste each year, but past trends show that residents tend to garden less during the winter months and therefore produce less green waste.

If you do have jobs to do around the garden during the winter, this waste can be stored along with uncooked vegetable peelings in the green bin to be collected in the spring, or taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Residents are also reminded that they can put cooked food leftovers in their black bins during the green bin suspension period.