Green waste collections to be suspended over winter months

Green bin collections across North East Derbyshire are being suspended for the winter months, as demand for the service falls.

In the north of the district, there will be no green bin collections between 28 November 2021 and 13 March 2022. (Collections resume w/c 14 March).

In the south of the district, there will be no green bin collections between 5 December 2021 and 20 March 2022. (Collections resume w/c 21 March).

Residents are urged to check their new bin calendars, being delivered throughout November 2021, as dates will differ depending on where you live and what route you are on.

To help households with the extra waste generated over Christmas/New Year, extra black bin collections will take place. (please refer to your calendar for details)

North East Derbyshire District Council Portfolio holder for the Environment, Councillor Charlotte Cupit, said, “Thank you to our refuse staff for their continuous hard work to maintain services throughout the year, particularly given the challenges of the pandemic.”

“Streamlining the service again at this time of the year by suspending garden waste collections is not something we do lightly. We always balance suspending green bin collections with the emissions and other carbon costs of running the service through winter with the significant reduction in garden waste, to make sure we get the best outcome overall for our residents and our planet.

On average, NEDDC collects 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 considerably 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 their black bins during the green bin suspension period.

Staff who normally undertake green bin collections will be deployed in other areas, such as street cleansing and grounds maintenance to enhance those services.

For more information about waste and recycling, or to view the latest bin collection calendars.