Food waste

How to reduce food waste and recycle leftovers.



  • If you live in Bolsover, Chesterfield, High Peak, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire you can recycle ALL your food waste with your garden waste. This includes fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, bread and pastries, potatoes, pasta, rice, meat and plate scrapings.
  • If you live in Derbyshire Dales you can recycle your food waste in your kerbside food waste caddy.
  • For those in Amber Valley and Erewash you can't compost food at the kerbside but if you have a wormery worms love food waste or can be added to your 'Green cone' which is buried in the ground. For more information please visit the Great green systems website (opens in a new window).
  • Add raw fruit and vegetable waste to your compost bin (no meat, fish or dairy products).

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