Rubbish, waste and recycling

We're encouraging people to take their recycling habits one step further during national Recycling Week which runs from 22 to 28 June 2015.


Recycle Now website (opens in a new window)

Recycling at home

Most of us are used to recycling things like plastic milk bottles, glass jars and packaging from the kitchen. But what about elsewhere?

There's loads of stuff you can recycle in your bathroom and bedroom too.

Find out what you could be doing and enter our competition to win an indoor recycling bin.

Household waste recycling centres

Our household waste recycling centres are for items of waste from households which may be too large or bulky to be taken by your normal kerbside waste collection.

Information is provided on their locations and what items are accepted or not accepted.

All our centres are open from 8.30am until 6pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Local waste and recycling services

Your kerbside collections and local recycling banks are provided by your district or borough council. Waste collected in Derby is managed by Derby City Council (opens in a new window).

For more information about these please contact your local council or find details of your kerbside collections and nearest recycling point at recycle now (opens in a new window).

Find out what happens to your glass (opens in a new window), cans and tins (opens in a new window) and electricals (opens in a new window) once you send them to be recycled.

Composting at home

Looking to grow your own fruit and veg? Or give your flower beds a make-over? Why not make your own compost at home by turning your uncooked kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden.

Find out more about composting at home.

Not sure how to reduce, reuse and recycle/compost your waste see our A-Z guide on waste (opens in a new window) and initiatives on Love Food Hate Waste, furniture reuse, recycling electricals and real nappies.

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