Council Starts Campaign To Bust Waste Myths

Derbyshire County Council have launched a campaign designed to bust common myths about recycling.

Do you get confused about whether or not you can recycle aerosol cans? Or perhaps you are perplexed by plastics and what goes in which bin?

Derbyshire County Council aim to answer your questions about waste and recycling. They have experts on hand for a new campaign launched to coincide with National Recycling Week.

Get the facts about waste and recycling.

Once you’re all clued up try their quiz for the chance of winning one of three stylish Joseph Joseph indoor recycling bins (opens in a new window) worth nearly £200 each.

The competition is only open to Derbyshire residents and closes on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

The Cabinet Support Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Trevor Ainsworth said:

“Waste is a big problem and the more that can be recycled the better.

“This campaign aims to get rid of some of the common myths about recycling and should make people more confident that they are doing the right thing.

“Dealing with Derbyshire’s waste cost the county council nearly £38million in 2015/16 and these costs are rising.

“So the more people reduce, reuse and recycle the more we can save on these costs”.

Got a recycling question that needs answering? They can help.

View their useful A-Z list of what can and can’t be recycled.

You can also submit a question by email:

Find out more about National Recycling Week (opens in a new window).

Claire Meese


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