Household waste recycling centres
Find out the locations, opening times and general information about all our household waste recycling centres.
We currently provide nine household waste recycling centres at the following locations:
- Northwood (Darley Dale)
- Waterswallows - near Buxton
Derby City Council (opens in a new window) also operates a site on Raynesway Park Drive just off the A5111 Raynesway. Some types of vehicle may need a permit to enter this site.
What are the recycling centres for?
The centres are for any items of waste from your house which may be too large or bulky to be taken by your normal kerbside waste collection.
There is no charge for disposing of your waste at these centres.
All centres are open from 8.30am to 6pm daily.
The only days the centres are closed are Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
What happens to the waste?
All waste delivered to our centres is separated and sorted. This makes sure that as much of the waste as possible goes for re-use.
Re-using items is the best way environmentally for dealing with waste before recycling and composting. Items for re-use may go for resale through a variety of outlets including charities and other markets.
Finally waste which can't be re-used or recycled or composted goes for disposal.
If you have any concerns about your waste being treated in this way, please speak to one of the site attendants who will deal carefully with any items of a personal nature. Please ensure that all personal data is removed from electrical items such as PCs, laptops, smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets and sat navs.
Using the recycling centres
If you need a hand unloading an item from your vehicle please ask a site attendant who will be happy to help.
For your own safety please make sure you wear appropriate footwear and also gloves if you are handling glass or sharp objects. Please take extra care around kerbs and steps. Children and pets should remain in vehicles for their own safety. Smoking is not permitted on site.
We want to make sure that when you visit any of our household waste recycling centres you experience the highest level of customer service.
The site staff will always help you if you need help.
In return we ask that you treat our staff with respect.
Our Customer Service Charter (see related documents section below) sets out what you can expect when you visit any of our recycling centres and provides a few guidelines detailing how you can ensure your visit will be as quick and safe as possible.
Cars and small vans up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight (that is standard Ford transit size or equivalent) and trailers less than two metres in length are allowed on site.
You do not need a permit to enter any of our sites.
Height barriers may be in operation to keep trade vehicles out.
Waste delivered in a vehicle other than a private car or trailer may be queried on the suspicion that it is trade waste.
You can now buy bags of garden soil improver at all our centres.
The soil improver costs £3 per bag (including VAT).
The material meets the Publicly Available Specification 100 (BSI PAS 100) standard for composted materials.
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)
Customer Service Charter (134KB)
Customer Service Chart