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All Derbyshire County Council's household waste recycling centres are closed until further notice.
The safety of customers and staff is our number one priority and in accordance with current government Coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others, the sites will remain shut. It is essential that we do all we can to slow down the spread of the virus. More »
Much of the waste that goes through the recycling centres is bulky waste (large items such as furniture, wood and metals) and garden waste. People should hold onto these items until the sites reopen.
Please do not leave any waste outside the recycling centres. Leaving waste at the gates or anywhere else is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted and fined up to £50,000.
Where possible residents should compost grass cuttings and hedge trimmings and if they can't do that keep your garden waste until recycling centres reopen. Composting is a great way to turn your garden waste and kitchen scraps into a useful compost.
Read advice on how to make the most of the food you have and about how to cut food waste.
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Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:05 by Website Team
From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months.
This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
There's separate guidance about what to do if your MOT due date is up to and including 29 March 2020.
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:04 by Website Team
You will be aware that, as of 8.30pm last night, further measures have been put in place across the country to limit the movement of people, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The new directions from the Prime Minister are that you may only leave your house for:
• shopping for basic necessities;
• one form of exercise a day;
• any medical need;
• travelling to and from work when "absolutely necessary." More »
People are warned that:
• They should not meet friends or family members who they do not live with
• Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it "as little as you can."
Officers will disperse groups of more than two people who do not live in the same household, but we would anticipate that the vast majority of people will follow these new directions.
These are unprecedented steps for our county, region and country and we would urge everyone to help protect themselves, their families and the whole nation, by following the direction of the Prime Minister.
For further detail on these restrictions, see the Government's guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others » Less
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:52 by Website Team