- Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:26
An information roadshow is touring the Derbyshire Dales now that local residents are just days away from receiving new recycling containers.
The containers will mean Dales people can recycle more at home than ever before and Derbyshire Dales District Council is continuing an awareness campaign advising local people about a massive service change.
For the first time every household in the Dales will be able to recycle at home in an improvement programme that saves local Council Tax payers £385,000 every year.
The roadshow is the latest element of an awareness campaign that includes an introductory leaflet that is being posted this week to all 33,000 homes in the Dales and online information here at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk including a list of Frequently Asked Questions and a YouTube video guide.
Available soon will be an online postcode search facility. Detailed instructions and a collection calendar will be delivered with the new containers by the District Council's new contractor Serco Ltd early in October.
The information roadshow was launched in Bakewell this Monday (24 September) and the mobile unit moves into Wirksworth (Market Place) on Tuesday, Matlock Sainsbury's on Wednesday and Ashbourne Market Place on Thursday from 9.30am to 3pm each day.
- Next week the roadshow visits Brailsford on Monday (Rose & Crown) from 9.30am to 12 noon and then Hulland Ward village shop from 1pm to 3.30pm.
- On Tuesday (2 October) it's on to Bonsall lorry park from 9.30am to 11am, Cromford Market Place 12 noon to 1.30pm and Matlock Bath Station car park 2.30pm to 4pm.
- On Wednesday the venue is Matlock Hurst Farm Community Centre from 9.30am to 11am, Tansley Gate Inn from 12 noon to 1.30pm and Darley Dale Whitworth Centre car park from 2.30pm to 4pm.
- Baslow's Nether End car park is the 9.30am to 11am start on Thursday, followed by Calver Derwent Water Arms from 1pm to 3.30pm.
- Week starting 8 October, the roadshow tours Hathersage, Bradwell, Tideswell, Ashford in the Water, Eyam, Bakewell Moorhall, Birchover, Winster, Youlgreave, Doveridge and Ashbourne Shawcroft car park. Here's the full schedule.
Items that can be recycled at home for the first time in the Dales include plastic bottles and containers, foil trays, aerosols, beverage cartons and household batteries.
The majority of the 33,000 households across the district will receive a new blue-lid recycling wheeled bin and two food waste caddies.
Properties not suitable for wheeled bins will use a blue box and two blue bags to recycle, and properties currently using black sacks for waste will be able to recycle - some for the first time - using a combination of bags and boxes. Compostable garden waste sacks will be available to all properties that cannot accommodate wheeled bins.
More information is available on our Waste Helpline 01629 761122 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org