Green bin collections will be up-and-running across North East Derbyshire from this month.
With spring just around the corner and people eager to get back in their gardens, the collections will resumed 15 March 2023 for the north of the district and w/c 20 March 2023 for the south.
(The start was two days later than planned due to the heavy snow the previous week).
Cllr Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet member for Environmental Services, said: “As spring approaches our teams will be back out emptying your green bin. Please help them by putting your bin out on time and making sure you include the correct organic waste such as grass cuttings or food peelings or cuttings. Many thanks to all our Streetscene team for the work they do throughout the year in collecting our bins.
“Suspending green bin collections over the winter period is not a decision we take lightly as we have to balance the costs of running the service with less green waste generated but we are working on being able to extend collections next year if possible.”
Residents are reminded that items such as: grass cuttings, flowers, leaves, leftover fruit, salad, vegetable waste and eggshells and cooked food left-overs such as bread, pastries, pasta, meat, fish, tea bags and coffee grounds can all go in your green bin.
Food waste can also be placed in compostable bags manufactured to British Standard EN13432 if concerned about smells and flies. (No retail carrier bags)
Make sure to look at our handy checklists to see what goes in your burgundy bin and green bin.
Also, please remember to check your waste and recycling calendar – delivered across the District in November, or check out our bin collection webpage for the exact start of your green bin collection.
Residents can also sign up to our email reminder service, to ensure they never miss a bin collection again! Just visit www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/bin-reminder to subscribe.