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 household waste which may be too large or bulky to be taken by your normal kerbside waste collection.
Charges which were in place for some types of waste have now been removed. We accept all household waste from residents for free.
All centres are open from 8.30am to 6pm daily.
The only days they're 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 waste as possible goes for reuse or recycling.
Reusing items is the best way environmentally for dealing with waste before recycling and composting. Items for reuse may go for resale through a variety of outlets including charities and other markets.
If waste can't be reused, recycled or composted, it 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 carefully deal with any items of a personal nature.
Please make sure 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, just ask a site attendant who'll be happy to help.
For your own safety please make sure you wear appropriate footwear and also gloves if you're handling glass or sharp objects. Please take extra care around kerbs and steps.
Children and pets must 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 centres you experience the highest level of customer service.
The site staff will always help you if you need it.
In return we ask that you treat our staff with respect.
Our Customer Service Charter, attached to this page, sets out what you can expect when you visit any of our centres and provides a few guidelines on how you can make your visit as quick and safe as possible.
Cars and small vans up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight (standard Ford Transit size or equivalent) and trailers less than two metres in length are allowed on site. Trailers over two metres in length are not allowed on site.
You don't 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 to make sure that it's not delivering trade or commercial waste.
It's our policy not to allow pedestrian access onto any of our sites. Only vehicles are permitted. If this causes you any problems, and you'd like to discuss it further, please contact us - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01629 533190.
You can buy bags of garden soil improver at all our centres for £3 a 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