A message from Councillor Susan Hobson on the subject of recycling centres in Derbyshire:
Derbyshire County Council currently runs nine recycling centres across the county for use by Derbyshire residents. The centres, which accept household waste only, are all open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6pm, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Now we have launched a public consultation to find out what local people think about:
- Reducing the number of hours or days the centres are open.
- Charging residents to dispose of tyres and asbestos at the recycling centres
- Supporting local businesses and sole traders by allowing them to dispose of commercial waste at a limited number of the recycling centres for a reasonable charge.
Trade waste is currently not accepted at any of the sites adopting the government definition of DIY waste, which can be disposed of at recycling centres for free. This includes construction waste produced by residents themselves while making improvements to their home; limits the amount of construction waste residents can take to the sites to up to two 50-litre rubble bags (or one bulky or fitted item no larger than 2m by 750mm by 700mm, the approximate size of a bathtub or shower screen); and allows residents to dispose of construction waste not more than four times over a four-week period
Councillor Susan Hobson
Derwent Valley Division
Mobile: 07773 744686