Rubbish, waste and recycling
Find information about how to find your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find out its opening hours and what we can accept, who to contact about your kerbside collection, ideas for reducing waste, reusing or recycling items and our commitment to dealing with the waste produced in Derbyshire with the least impact on the environment.
Every year households in Derbyshire throw around 189,000 tonnes of waste into their general waste bin.
If you put waste in your general waste bin it is sent to landfill and that costs Derby and Derbyshire council tax-payers £22.7m a year.
You can do your bit by making sure you recycle your food and drinks packaging. If you're buying a newspaper then put it in the recycling bin. And if your local council collects food waste, please recycle any leftovers.
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.
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).
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.
The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
Also on our website
- Compost while you cook