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Blue bin reminder for Chesterfield residents

Chesterfield residents are receiving a reminder on what can’t be recycled in their blue bins.

Chesterfield Borough Council is placing stickers on the blue bins to respond to queries from people about what they aren’t able to place in there.

Some of the most common items that people put in their blue bins that we aren’t currently able to be recycle are:

  • Polystyrene –such as packaging, takeaway food trays Hard plastics – such as buckets and toys
  • Food and drinks cartons – such as fruit juice Tetra Paks
  • Nappies
  • Textiles – including clothing and bedding
  • Food waste – this should go in the green bin.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “We’d like to thank our residents for helping us increase the amount we are able to recycle.

“We are aware, though, that some people have queries about what they can’t place in their blue bin, which is why we have produced a sticker as a reminder.”

For information on what to do with these items and to find a handy guide on what can and cannot be recycled, visit the blue bin page on our website.


First published on 10 October 2017 Last updated on 10 October 2017