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Container sizes and provisions

The majority of houses are provided with standard size wheeled bins, 240 litre size.

However, there are exceptions to this rule.

  • Small single occupancy properties may have 120/140 litre bins because of the quantity of refuse produced and/or the available storage space for bins.
  • Some large households may be issued with a large 360 litre bin.
  • A few properties in the borough are still on black sack collections. This is usually due to access issues, either for a vehicle or for personnel.

There is an alternate weekly collection system in place, so all residents have three bins: a black/grey one, a blue one and a green one. These are normally the same size and are collected on alternate weeks.

Most flats are provided with large communal bins and recycling bins.

Developers should consider the amount of storage space required for the appropriate containers when designing/planning a domestic residence. For more information, download the leaflet Waste Collection and Recycling Storage.

If more information is required, contact the waste management department.

Complete our online enquiry form.

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Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

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Customer Service Centre
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1SN

8.30am to 5pm on Mon, Tue, Thu
10am to 5pm on Wed
8.30am to 4.30pm on Fri
9am to midday on Sat for payments

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Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP

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