The average household in Chesterfield throws away just under a tonne of waste each year. In 2012/2013 Chesterfield residents produced nearly 39,900 tonnes of rubbish.
- 58 per cent went into landfill in the Chesterfield area
- 21 per cent was collected for recycling
- 21 per cent was collected for composting
A total of 42 per cent recycled or composted. This is a very good and we should be proud of our achievements so far, but national figures show that up to 70 per cent of waste can actually be recycled or composted. So, we still have a long way to go.
Derbyshire's waste strategy
The Derbyshire councils have reviewed the plans for dealing with Derbyshire’s waste in the future and a new waste strategy has been prepared following a consultation process. The strategy includes waste action plans for all Derbyshire councils.
The combined vision and objectives of the strategy will help Derbyshire reach a target of 55 per cent recycling or composting of household waste by 2020 and to exceed this where possible
Find out more about Derbyshire's Waste Strategy to 2026.