Christmas waste collections

Recycling and waste collection calendars are being distributed to all households across South Derbyshire. The calendar provides a handy reference guide to collection dates over the next 12 months, so keep it on your fridge, noticeboard or somewhere you can easily find it.

Changes to collections over Christmas are also highlighted. These are as follows:

  • There will be no collections in South Derbyshire on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Residents originally scheduled to have their black bins emptied on Christmas Day will instead have them collected on Friday, December 27. Boxing Day black bin collections will be moved to Monday, December 30. New Year’s Day black bin collections are taking place on Tuesday, December 31 (one day early).
  • Green bins normally emptied on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will not receive their usual collection. Extra recycling will be taken on the next scheduled date, providing it is left neatly at the side of the bin in a clear plastic bag or container. Cardboard must be flattened and stacked. Extra cardboard and paper banks will also be put in place at your nearest recycling centre.
  • There will be no brown bin collections from December 25 until January 2, when normal collection schedules resume.
  • All bins should be left out by 6am on the day of collection. Sometimes we have to change the collection order and the crew may arrive earlier or later than usual.
  • The Council is temporarily installing additional card and paper banks until Sunday, January 5 at Melbourne, Midway, Ticknall and Castle Gresley Recycling Centres to provide greater recycling options for households that miss a green bin collection.

Recycling details

Popular items such as glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans, tins, food, paper and cardboard should be recycled as much as possible.

Old toys, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, plastic sweet tubs, egg boxes, any black plastics, hard plastics, plastic bags and plastic film should be put in black bin.

Small electrical items can be taken to Newhall Tip or Melbourne Recycling Centre, while real Christmas trees can be cut up and left in the brown bin.

A breakdown of what items go in which bin can be found in our A to Z of Waste or via our ‘which bin to use’ page.

If residents wish to recycle/ dispose of extra household waste, this can be done at the recycling centres, the Derbyshire County Council operated Newhall Tip or through the Saturday Refuse Freighter Service, which picks up domestic waste and small items of furniture in areas more than five miles from the tip.