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You can recycle your household waste through the kerbside collection scheme by using either a grey bin or green recycling bags.
Please remember to give your containers a quick rinse this will help to remove any food or drink and keep your bins / bags smelling fresh.
Extra recycling is always collected throughout the year. Please put out your extra recycling in reusable containers such as a plastic box or if it is not raining a cardboard box next to your recycling bin by 6.30am.
Please keep your glass separate and put it out in a separate container. Please do not put any of your recycling out in black bin liners because they will not be collected.
Please remember to give your tins a quick rinse, this will help remove any food or drink and keep your bin/bags smelling fresh.
Tins of oil, paint, DIY or gardening aerosol cans can be disposed of at the Recycling Centre at Taylor Lane, Loscoe.
Glass must be kept separate inside the black caddy provided with your bin, or green recycling bags.
Glass mixed in with other recyclable materials cannot normally be collected for recycling. When glass is collected mixed in with the other recyclable materials it reduces the quality of those recyclable materials and this means that they may no longer be suitable for recycling and would have to be sent to landfill.
If residents do not keep their glass separate inside the black caddy or green recycling bags, the recycling bin/bags will not be emptied.
If your caddy is lost or damaged, please contact the Council for a replacement on the refuse helpline: 01773 841326.
Until you receive your caddy please put out your glass in a plastic box of a similar size.
On rare occasions we may have to collect the glass and other recyclable materials together, please see why on our mixed recycling page.
Our recyclable materials are sorted at the HW Martins materials recycling facility (MRF) in Alfreton. The MRF in Alfreton has a list of the materials that can be accepted for recycling.
Please ensure that you put the right items inside the grey bin / green recycling bags because the wrong items cannot be recycled. If you put the wrong items into the bin / bag it causes problems for the workers at the MRF who must try to remove them.
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. This can result in lorry loads of good recyclable material having to be disposed of as waste to landfill.
Please help us to avoid this serious problem by ensuring that you only recycle items that can be recycled. Thank you
See below for end destinations of some of the materials sent for recycling. We also produced a useful diagram to show you where your recycling goes.
You can also view a material recycling video at www.hwmartin.com/waste-recycling/services/materials-recycling.
|Recyclable Material||End Destination|
|Televisions||Sims Metals Group|
|Fridges||Sims Metals Group|
|Washing Machines / Tumble Dryers etc||Sims Metals Group|
|Fly-tipped tyres||Monckton Rubber|
Co-mingled mixed paper, newspaper, pamphlets, cardboard, plastics, steel and aluminium cans.
Tonnage accepted is 85,000 tonnes per annum.
HW Martins, Alfreton MRF
|Mixed glass bottles and jars||INGS Environmental Limited|
Contact the team directly on 01773 841326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org