The average household in Chesterfield throws away just under a tonne of waste each year – in 2012/13 Chesterfield residents produced nearly 39,900 tonnes of rubbish.
A total of 42% 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% of waste can actually be recycled or composted. So we still have a long way to go if we want to reduce sights like this.
Derbyshire's Waste Strategy Review
Chesterfield Borough Council and the other Derbyshire councils are working together to look at ways of helping you to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost more – and we want to know what you think.
In Derbyshire and Derby we still produce around 450,000 tonnes of household waste per year – that’s enough to fill 160 Olympic size swimming pools. The good news is that households are throwing away less waste than they used to and recycling and composting more.
However, there is still around 245,000 tonnes of waste being thrown away every year. Half of which could have been recycled or composted.
The Derbyshire councils have been reviewing the plans for dealing with Derbyshire’s waste in the future. As part of the review a draft strategy and individual council waste action plans have been produced.
Please let us know what you think by completing our online questionnaire and be in with a chance to win £50.
For more information and to view the draft documents and your draft local council action plan please follow this link Dealing with Derbyshire Waste