Our Recycling Guide shows what recycling Amber Valley Borough Council will collect. Why not print and put on your fridge! We will keep this updated as and when we become aware of changes.
You can also enter your postcode into Recycle Now’s Recycling Locator to find out what can be recycled or to check if you can recycle anything not on the Guide.
According to the Council’s website, every household (where possible), is issued with a grey bin and glass caddy.
The glass caddy is provided for glass bottles and jars and can either be placed inside the recycling bin or left by the side of the grey bin for collection.
Properties that are unable to have a recycling bin are instead issued with green re-usable bags and can place the same recycling material in these as those with a grey bin.
Where does your recycling go?
Recyclable materials are collected by the Council’s waste contractor Veolia. Recyclable material is taken to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Mansfield where it is collected, sorted and sent for reprocessing.
It is important that you put the right items inside the grey bin / green recycling bags because the wrong items cannot be recycled.
If there are a lot of the wrong items inside the grey bin / recycling bags it can be too difficult to remove them from the rest of the recyclable materials at the MRF. This can result in lorry loads of good recyclable material having to be disposed of as waste to landfill.
Hopefully our guide assists but if you are not sure, be sure to check before putting it in the recycling.
You must also rinse your materials before putting in your recycling to avoid the risk of contamination and it all ending up in landfill.
Household Waste and Recycling Centre
The household waste and recycling centre in Amber Valley is provided by Derbyshire County Council at Loscoe Household Waste Recycling Centre, Taylor Lane, Loscoe, Heanor, DE75 7TA . This is where you can dispose of items you are typically unable to include in your bins for curbside collection. You can find the full list of what is accepted at the Recycling Centre here.
You should check the Derbyshire County Council website for any specific measures that are in place due to Covid-19.