Rubbish, waste and recycling
We're encouraging people to recycling even more whether it be at home, through our household waste recycling centres or even at supermarkets.
Carrier bag charges - be a savvy shopper
Don't forget that new carrier bag charges come into effect on 5 October this year which means you will be charged a minimum of 5p per bag taken from large shops ranging from supermarkets to high-street stores.
Find out how to become a savvy shopper and enter our competition here to win one of 10 fold-out bags that fit inside shopping trolleys to help organise goods at the checkout. Runners-up will win one of 50 re-usable shopping bags.
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.
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