Derbyshire Waste Management

While many counties have a single council or a range of councils responsible for residents’ waste, Derbyshire is a little unusual in that the county council are responsible for the Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips, dumps or HWRCs to most of us), while the smaller local council areas manage the bin collections.

Derbyshire County Council offer tips for residents to drop off waste, while the smaller Borough and District councils provide household bin collections.

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Derbyshire County Council are responsible for serving over 800,000 residents across approximately 350,000 households.

Derbyshire Bin Collections

While the county council offer tips for those residents to dispose of waste, the regular bin collections fall under the remit of the following district and borough councils in Derbyshire:

  • Amber Valley Borough Council
  • Bolsover District Council
  • Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Erewash Borough Council
  • High Peak Borough Council
  • North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Peak District National Park Authority

Derbyshire Bin Colours

As with so many things that develop regionally over time, depending on where you live in Derbyshire, there can be nuances to the services you receive. Bin colours are one of those inconsistencies, so here’s a quick reference to the colours of the bins to use in each area:

General WastePlastic BottlesGlass Bottles & JarsMetal CansPaper/Card
Amber ValleyGreen Refuse BinGrey Bin/Green BagInner CaddyGrey Bin/Green BagGrey Bin/Green Bag
Derbyshire DalesGreyBlue Lid BinBlue Lid BinBlue Lid BinBlue Lid Insert
High PeakBlackBrownBrownBrownBrown
North EastBlackBurgundyBurgundyBurgundyBurgundy Box / Bag
Derby CityBlackBlueBlueBlueBlue

Please note that not all plastics and glass are accepted. The above is a general guide to which colour bins to use.

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