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Appeal to residents as Dales prepares for garden waste collection to restart

Derbyshire Dales District Council is appealing for residents’ continued patience and understanding when garden waste collections restart from Monday 1 June.

To ensure that rounds are completed and some households don’t miss out, no additional garden waste will be taken over and above the usual bin-load.

No more than five sacks will be taken in a single collection from households that use compostable sacks rather than bins.

The District Council agreed at an Emergency Committee meeting last week to share the cost with contractor Serco of extra vehicles and staff needed to restart garden waste collections.

Since the end of March the collections have been suspended to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.

A District Council spokesperson said: “We know our residents absolutely understand that we are still in an emergency situation and that the restarted garden waste collections can only work efficiently if the catch-up happens gradually. That’s why we are appealing to households to only put out for collection the amount of garden waste they would in normal circumstances, ensuring that the bin lid is properly closed. We cannot take any additional garden waste right now.”

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at

Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will continue to happen with residents’ scheduled household waste collections.


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Blue Bin Thursday

One day late due to bank holiday. Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday 25 May, so all collections are one day later than usual next week, including a Saturday collection on 30 May (for usual Friday rounds) Details of which containers to put out and can be found using the ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

…and Food Caddy

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Garden waste collections update
Garden waste collections could restart here in the Derbyshire Dales from 1 June if councillors approve recommendations being put to the District Council’s new Emergency Committee this Thursday (21 May).

The 6pm meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

>> Read the full report here.

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Green Bin Debate

Our new Emergency Committee will meet for the first time next week to discuss measures that need to be put in place to enable garden waste collections to re-start in the district.

Green waste collections have been suspended during the lockdown to enable household waste and recycling collections to be prioritised due to the council’s waste and recycling contractor being impacted by coronavirus-related staffing issues.

Staff resources have been stretched not only by coronavirus shielding and self-isolation, but by social distancing requirements that mean bin crews are having to travel to locations in separate vehicles.

A report to next Thursday’s Emergency Committee – to be published on Monday – is likely to state that garden waste collections can only restart if the council is prepared to contribute towards the cost of additional agency staff.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

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