Household Refuse & Recycling Collections

Amber Valley Borough Council is a Waste Collection Authority, and is responsible for providing a household waste collection service for its residents.

In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act (1990), every Local Authority in the UK is permitted to introduce schemes to encourage recycling and reduce waste being sent to landfill.

Amber Valley residents have their waste and recycling collected on alternate weeks, meaning that on one week your wheeled refuse bin will be emptied or purple bags collected and on the following week, all your recycling will be collected from your recycling bin or green recycling bags and glass caddy.

When are my bins going to be emptied?

To find out when your bin will be emptied, please enter your address details into the My Property section of the website.

Household Refuse Collection

The majority of properties in Amber Valley are issued with a standard 240ltr or 140ltr green wheeled bin for their refuse.  Those properties that are unable to have a wheeled refuse bin due to property locations or the layout of the property, will be issued with purple refuse bags instead.

Any property issued with purple refuse bags, may have a wheeled bin to store the bags in if required, but must place the bags out for collection on their collection day.

Refuse Bins

Household Recycling Collection

Every household (where possible), is issued with a grey bin and glass caddy. Inside the grey bin residents can recycle: paper, plastic, cans and cardboard. The glass caddy is provided to recycle glass bottles and jars and can either be placed inside the recycling bin or left by the side of the grey bin for collection. Those properties that are unable to have a recycling bin due to property location or the layout of the property, will be issued instead with green re-usable bags.

Recycling Bins

Green Reycling Bags

If you currently use purple bags for your household waste, you will not receive a grey recycling bin. You will however receive three green bags to use for your recycling and a glass caddy. In the green bags you can recycle: paper, plastic cans and cardboard which are the same items that can be placed inside the grey recycling bin.

The glass caddy is provided for residents with green bags to recycle their glass bottles and jars.

Please make sure your bin or bags are placed out for collection by 6:30am on your scheduled collection day.

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