New Recycling Plans in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
6th June 2011
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Some Homes may have already received their new Burgundy Bins, ours will be arriving before the week-end.  I, for one, cannot wait!  We all know how important it is for the environment, to do our bit and this will make it all the more easier.


With the new arrival of the new Burgundy Bins we will now be able to recycle so much more and also have the added benefit of keeping all our recyclable waste contained with a lid on.  So there will be no more Blue Boxes filling up with rain water or bags of plastic bottles being blown around the garden when it has been windy!


This collection and recycling of Plastic, also means that we will be well ahead of the European rules for all councils to be collecting and recycling plastic bottles by 2015.


Did you know that approximately 43% of waste in our district is recycled but we can do better, being able to recycle Plastics directly from Home will have a massive impact on this figure.  Some interesting facts:

  • An estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of every year.
  • 11% of household waste is plastic!
  • 1 single plastic bottle being recycled can conserve enough energy to light a 60W light bulb for up to 6 hours.
  • 25 x 2 litre pop bottles are required to make one adults fleece jacket.

Sourced from  visit for more interesting facts and figures about recycling.

In the Burgundy bin we will now be able to recycle all of this.....

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Empty food tins and drink cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Empty aerosols
  • Textiles (in a plastic bag)
  • Brown envelopes
  • Small household batteries (in a plastic bag)

In the internal box.....

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Paper
  • Telephone directories
  • Catalogues
  • Junk mail and glossy pamphlets
  • White envelopes

In the Green Bin we can still recycle...

  • Garden Waste - grass cuttings, weeds, hedge and plant clippings etc
  • Cardboard
  • Ashes
  • Vegetarian Pet Waste for example saw dust and shavings

If you are still waiting for your new Burgundy Bin, you can find out the delivery date by clicking on the following link and entering your street name.  Each and everyone of us can make a difference by recycling and this will make it even easier for us!

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