What we accept at our recycling centres

We accept a wide range of materials/items from your home which may be too large or bulky to be taken by your normal kerbside waste collection.


The list below details the types of household waste we accept.

All waste delivered is separated and where possible recycled, re-used and composted. 

furnitureFurniture
electricalElectrical appliances, TV's, computer equipment, fridges and freezers
woodWood
chipboardChipboard
gardenGreen garden waste
textilesOld clothes and textiles
newspaperPaper
cardCardboard
glassGlass bottles and jars
plastic and containersPlastic bottles and containers
oilAutomotive oil (a maximum of 5 litres)
non recyclableExcess bin waste
tyresTyres - a maximum of four from a domestic vehicle
rubbleA maximum of 50kg (equivalent to two 25kg sacks) soil or rubble (which may include plasterboard) from minor household maintenance work is accepted. Sorry we cannot accept whole sheets of plasterboard. Please tell a site attendant if your waste includes any plasterboard or gypsum based material and you will be directed to the correct skip. You may only deposit 50kg of this type of waste within one seven day week, if you return with more rubble/soil within the week you will be turned away.
Asbestos warning signWe can only accept small quantities of asbestos, no more than two roofing sheets or two metres of down pipe (or equivalent). Please double wrap this material in plastic sheeting or bags before you bring it to site. See our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information.
batteriesBatteries - automotive and household
cooking oilCooking oil
low energy lightbulbs

Low energy light bulbs

fluorescent tubesFluorescent tubes

We provide Beverage carton (juice and food cartons) recycling banks at all our Household Waste Recycling Centres except Waterswallows, Buxton.

Don't forget that furniture may be suitable for reuse, see furniture reuse projects for details of organisations near you.

You can also offer unwanted items on your local Freecycle (opens in a new window) or Freegle (opens in a new window) network. There are more ideas on disposing of reusable items in our A-Z Guide on Waste (opens in a new window).

All electrical equipment brought into our sites by members of the public will be segregated and sent for recycling in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.

For further information see our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or for advice please Call Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058 (alternative number 01629 533190) or email: wastemanagement@derbyshire.gov.uk

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