CHESTERFIELD: Have your say on blue bin collections

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Chesterfield Borough Council is asking residents to have their say on the current arrangements for placing recyclable materials in their blue bins.

Currently, items including cans, tins, aluminium foil, household plastics and glass bottles are placed in the body of the blue bin with the inner caddy holding paper and card.

Feedback from residents suggests that this caddy is not big enough to hold the paper and card recycling.

The council is asking residents whether they would prefer to put paper and card items in the body of the bin and use the caddy for bottles, jars and other recyclable materials.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for environment, said: “We have listened to many residents say that the caddy in their blue bin is not big enough for the paper and card recycling they have and many are having to put this in a bag as side waste.

“We feel it is important that residents can have their say on the issue and I would encourage everyone to take part in the consultation.”

To take part in the consultation, complete a quick and anonymous questionnaire at

The consultation runs from February 22 to March 8.