Daily bin collections update

The bins situation today (28 May) is that all scheduled household waste and recycling collections are happening, but garden rounds are suspended until 1 June and food is being collected fortnightly on the grey bin/black sack rounds.

Due to the bank holiday, all collections this week are one day later than usual.

Our Emergency Committee met on 21 May and agreed that garden waste collections will restart from 1 June. The meeting can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

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Normal recycling collections restarted on 15 April and the crews are happy to take additional recycling on your next scheduled recycling day. Please make sure you present it the right way - see the guidelines here.

Please note that you do not need to report any missed garden waste collections as we are aware of these. The only missed collections we need to know about are any missed household waste collections - and you can report these here

From a public health viewpoint, Serco's reduced crews have been prioritising households waste collections since the lockdown was announced - and these continue to happen on schedule. 

Derbyshire County Council has announced it plans to reopen local household waste recycling centres on 18 May with restrictions and safety measures. Read about these here.

Household waste collections

Household waste collections currently continue as scheduled so if yours is missed please report it here. We are prioritising household waste collections from a public health perspective.

Recycling collections

From the start of the coronavirus lockdown some scheduled recycling collections happened and others didn't due to reduced staffing and social distancing issues. However, Serco restarted normal recycling collections from 15 April. 

Please do not report any missed recycling collections for the time being. Thank you.

Recycling - squash and flatten everything!

Here's some advice if you are having to stockpile recycled material right now if you need to because of reduced collections during the coronavirus outbreak.

Your first obstacle in a small space is AIR! Make sure you squash all the air out. Tetra Pak products are easy to flatten out. Simply wash and dry the inside lining, put the plastic cap back on and place it in your recycling container.

Crush and squash tins and cans - and the same goes for milk and water bottles. Stack paper as neatly as possible and flatten cereal and washing powder boxes.

Please note that washing your containers make it easier and more hygienic to stockpile recycling around the house.

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collections are currently suspended to enable our reduced crews to focus on scheduled houshold waste collections, but collections will restart rom 1 June. We are asking residents please to stockpile garden waste or, if possible, compost. Derbyshire County Council's household waste recycling centres are now open for essential visits only, with restrictions are in place.

Please do not report any missed recycling collections for the time being. Thank you.

Food waste collections

Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will happen with residents' scheduled houshold waste collections.

Unfortunately the usual spring delivery of free biogradable food bags is suspended until further notice. If you are running out of the food bags we supply, in the current circumstances we are happy for people to put food waste direct into your kerbside caddy (it would be good if you could wash it out afterwards) or add their kitchen caddy to the kerbside collection. You can also use any biodegradable bag that conforms to BS:EN13432 standard, displaying the logo below.

Compostable bag logo

DEFRA guidance for Derbyshire Dales households self-isolating due to COVID-19

To protect our bin crews and maintain waste collection services here in the Dales, please follow the guidance issued by Government if you are self-isolating or displaying symptoms of coronavirus.

  • *DO*: Double-bag any personal waste (eg used tissues and cleaning cloths) using bin liners or plastic bags, keeping this bag separate from other household waste. Tie securely and wait for at least 72 hours before putting it in your external general waste container (grey bin or black sack).
  • *DO NOT*: Put this waste into your recycling container.
If you use a communal refuse bin which is shared with neighbours, please ensure this guidance is also followed and you double bag your waste, leave it for 72 hours in the room you are self-isolating in and place in the grey general rubbish bin only. Do not put this waste in a blue recycling bin.

It's a good idea to clean frequently touched surfaces in your home with household products such as detergents and bleach, as these are effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.

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Household recycling centres

Derbyshire County Council operate household recycling centres locally.These were closed at the start of the lockdown but the County Concil has announced these will reopen soon in line with Government requests.
 

VE Day Bank Holiday (Friday 8th May)

Collections will take place as normal on Friday 8th May with no changes
The bins situation today (28 May) is that all scheduled household waste and recycling collections are happening, but garden rounds are suspended until 1 June and food is being collected fortnightly on the grey bin/black sack rounds.

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