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What can be recycled and where?

What can be recycled and where?

All residents can recycle the following materials at home using the kerbside collection schemes.

In the body of the blue bin

  • tins
  • cans
  • aerosols
  • clean tin foil
  • all household plastics

Paper products

  • 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, including cardboard boxes*

*Please break cardboard up to fit it in. If the boxes are too big, place them at the side of the blue bin on collection day.

You can also recycle 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.

On top of the lid of your blue bin

Residents in Chesterfield can now present their broken or unwanted small electrical items on blue bin collection day.

Put the items out on the top of the lid of your blue bin on collection day and they will be taken away for recycling. You can put them in a carrier bag if you wish.

Acceptable items include:

  • alarm clocks
  • blenders
  • CD players
  • Christmas lights
  • coffee makers
  • docking stations
  • electric toothbrushes
  • fans
  • game consoles
  • hairdryers
  • hedge cutters
  • irons
  • kettles
  • lamps
  • liquidisers
  • mixers
  • phones
  • power tools
  • printers
  • radios
  • shavers
  • slow cookers
  • straighteners
  • toasters

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. You can use your old blue box 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.

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
  • egg shells
  • cooked food leftovers (pasta, rice, bread and pastries)
  • meat and fish (raw and cooked, including bones)
  • pet bedding from small animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters
  • NO plastic or cornstarch bags, even those that say compostable (amended May 2014)

Last updated on 19 January 2018