Reminders to recycle

Residents are being reminded to take advantage of Matlock’s Northwood household waste recycling centre.

Since opening in August 2011, more than 1,800 tonnes of rubbish has been collected at the centre on Harrison Way.

And more than 70 per cent of rubbish taken to the well-used site has since been recycled, reused or composted.

Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for recycling and technology, Cllr John Allsop, said: “The centre is making it a lot easier for local people to recycle, reuse or compost, but I would like to remind residents who are perhaps using our recycling centres in Chesterfield and Ashbourne that there is an alternative much closer to home for a lot of people.”

Residents can take items for free such as furniture, electrical items, wood and chipboard, clothes and textiles, paper and cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, engine and cooking oil, excess bin waste, tyres, soil, rubble and cart batteries among others. The centre is open seven days a week from 8.30am until 6pm.