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Proposed changes to recycling centres

Status: Closed

Opens: 3 October 2023 - Closes: 26 December 2023

What this consultation is about

We're responsible for disposing of all household waste in Derbyshire at a cost of £43.4 million a year. That includes all of the waste collected from your bins at home by your local district or borough council, and more than 68,500 tonnes of waste brought to our 9 recycling centres across the county which welcome over 1.5 million visitors per year.

Our recycling centres are open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6pm (closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) and accept the following types of materials at no charge: asbestos, batteries, bin waste (refuse), cardboard, carpet, electrical items, garden waste, plastics, metals, paper, textiles, tyres, wood, plasterboard.

Since February 2018, the amount of waste brought to our recycling centres has risen by 32% which has meant an increased cost to Derbyshire taxpayers.

All materials are accepted for free at our recycling centres. However, like many councils across the country, we’re facing huge budget pressures and need to save £1.75 million from the waste management budget, whilst also trying to strike a balance between continuing to provide a quality service for local people.

To enable better management of the recycling centres for the residents of Derbyshire, we're updating the existing cameras and vehicle counters across the county by spring 2024. There will be a process in place to enable Derbyshire residents to access the recycling centre if their vehicle is not registered to their address.

We're consulting with the public in relation to this service to obtain their views, which will then be fully considered by us before any decision in relation to this service is made. A combination of changes to the current recycling centre services are being proposed within this consultation, but no decisions about any of the options currently under consultation have already been made.

The options are:

  1. Reducing the opening hours or days of recycling centres.
  2. Restricting or charging for tyres and asbestos.
  3. Charging for usage of recycling centres by small Derbyshire businesses.

If you're concerned that making changes at recycling centres could lead to increased fly tipping, please see the relationship between fly-tipping rates and HWRC charging study commissioned by DEFRA.

This consultation is only for Derbyshire County Council household waste recycling centres. It does not include Derby City Council’s household waste recycling centre at Raynesway.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • Questionnaire - Online

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • All Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

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