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What can be Recycled in Chesterfield?

All Residents can recycle the following materials at home using the Kerbside Collection Schemes:

In the body of the Blue Bin

Tins, Cans, Aerosols and clean tin foil

All household plastics 

Newspapers, magazines, glossy magazines and brochures, shredded paper, catalogues, directories (including yellow pages), direct mail, envelopes (please tear out any plastic windows) greeting cards and wrapping paper (please remove any tape, plastic, ribbons etc.)  card and cardboard – break it up to get it in or if the boxes are too big place them at the side of the blue bin on collection day.

You can also recycling spent household batteries. Please put them in a clear plastic food bag, seal it  and then tie it to the handles of your blue bin.

In the caddy in the blue bin

Glass Bottles and jars - all colours

Not enough room in the bin/caddy?

If you cannot get all your mixed recycling in the bin or all your glass in the caddy please put them in a box or bag and leave it at the side of your blue bin on collection day. Your old blue box could be used or any firm cardboard box . We have some white weighted canvas bags if you would like one of those please contact us.

Please keep glass separate from all the other materials.  This will lead to contamination of our loads and may lead to rejection at the sorting facility.

(amended end may 2013)

In your green bin

Grass cuttings, hedge cuttings and prunings, weeds, flowers, pot plants, leaves and garden waste.
Leftover fruit, salad and vegetable waste.
Tea bags, coffee grounds and egg shells.
Cooked food leftovers - pasta, meat & fish  (raw and cooked, including bones) rice, bread and pastries.
Pet bedding from samll animals eg rabbit, guinea pig, hamster.
NO  plastic or cornstarch bags even those that say compostable
(Amended May 2014)

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Tel: 01246 345 345
Text: 07960 910 264

In person
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

By post
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
Chesterfield S40 1LP
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