Give your recycling habits a boost

Did you know that if everyone in Derbyshire recycled just one aluminium deodorant aerosol can, enough energy would be saved to run a TV in over 1,700 homes for a year?

And that’s not the only thing in the bathroom that can be recycled. Empty plastic bottles for shampoo, bleach, bathroom cleaners and liquid soap can all be recycled along with toothpaste boxes and toilet roll inner tubes – but how many of us actually take our recycling habits beyond the kitchen?

The theme for this year’s Recycle Week (12 to 18 September) is ‘The Unusual Suspects’  and Derbyshire County Council will be out giving help and advice to  encourage local people to think about all those items that often get forgotten when recycling at home. Events are taking place at the following locations:

  • Tuesday  13th September – Draycott Road, Sawley – Co-op, 11am-5pm
  • Thursday 15th September – New Mills – Co-op, 11am-5pm
  • Friday      16 th September – Ashbourne – Sainsbury’s, 11am-5pm

Councillor Dean Collins, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said: “People living in Derbyshire recycle more now than they ever have, but we still need everyone to help cut waste management costs by recycling even more. This will leave more money available to help maintain other services such as care homes for the elderly, gritting and mending roads or looking after vulnerable children.

“Sending waste for disposal is expensive and produces carbon emissions which contribute to climate change. We need to tackle this problem together. 

“Most of us are used to recycling things like plastic milk bottles, glass jars and packaging from the kitchen. But we need more people to expand their recycling habits beyond the kitchen and recycle items from other rooms around the house too.

“I hope that lots of people will come along to our events and find out more.”

Some facts that may help people increase their recycling include:

  • Empty plastic shampoo and moisturiser bottles can all be accepted for recycling, along with liquid soap, bleach and bathroom cleaner bottles.
  • You can recycle empty aerosol cans such as deodorant and hairspray using your kerbside recycling scheme. If everyone in Derbyshire recycled one aluminium air-freshener aerosol, enough energy could be saved to vacuum more than 10,000 homes for a year
  • If everyone in Derbyshire recycled one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 20 homes for a year?

Residents can find out more about Recycle Week at where there is the chance to enter a competition to win an iPad or a Joseph Joseph recycle bin. For more information about recycling in Derbyshire visit

Contact Details
Pages at this Level
Rate This Page

Thank you for rating our page as .

Your feedback is very important as it enables us to continually improve our site to meet your needs.

Please give a brief explanation of why you considered this page to be  and click on the submit button below to confirm your rating.

+ Additional Contact details (optional)

If you have a general comment or complaint about the Council's services, please visit our comments or complaints page.
rate page as good  rate page as average  rate page as poor 

Do you need further information?

If for some reason you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by the following methods.

address logoAmber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 570222 *Calls are recorded for quality and training purposes
address logoComplete our online enquiry form
address logoText the word COUNCIL followed by your message to 60060 *Standard network rates apply
This site uses simple text files called 'cookies' to collect statistics about the number of people using the website, but they don't tell us who you are. Cookies help us keep the site relevant and up-to-date. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more