Christmas arrangements

Our phone lines and administrative offices are closed from 12 noon on Thursday 24 December, re-opening on Monday 4 January 2021. Listed below you can find a bin collection timetable, opening hours of our markets, and how to report stray dogs and a homeless emergency issue.

Stray Dogs

Report a stray dogs issue.

Homeless emergency

If you are homeless owing to an emergency situation, outside of office hours or at the weekend, please call Derbyshire County Council for advice and assistance - telephone 08456 058 058 or 01629 532600. More about homelessness.

Waste & Recycling

The details of which containers to put out can be found using our 'when is my collection?' search facility.

Usual day  CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR collection days 
Monday  Mon 21 Dec
 Mon 28 Dec
Tuesday  Tue 22 Dec
 Tue 29 Jan
Wednesday  Wed 23 Dec
 Wed 30 Dec
Thursday  Thu 24 Dec
 Thu 31 Dec
Friday  Sat 19 Dec
 Sat 2 Jan

Please note we are not able to collect any additional household waste so please make sure all your household waste is contained in your grey bin (with the lid shut) or in four black standard sized sacks if you are on a sack collection.Garden waste collections will be suspended from Saturday 19 December to Saturday 2 January inclusive.

Matlock Town Hall reception

Phonelines at the Town Hall will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January . View our usual opening hours.


 Date  Market  
 Tues 22 December  Wirksworth  OPEN
 Thurs 24 December  Ashbourne  Limited stalls
 Mon 28 December  Bakewell  OPEN 
 Tues 29 December  Wirksworth  CLOSED
 Thurs 31 December  Ashbourne  CLOSED
 Mon 4 January  Bakewell  OPEN

FREE parking!

Don't forget it's free to park in any District Council car park after 2pm throughout December. 

Our phone lines are closed from 12 noon on Thursday 24 December, re-opening on Monday 4 January 2021

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