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Derbyshire's recycling and household waste centres close due to coronavirus

All nine of Derbyshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are closed until further notice. 

A Spokesperson for the authority said: "The safety of customers and staff is the council’s 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.  

"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 and you can find out more www.derbyshire.gov.uk/composting.

"For advice on how to make the most of the food you have then visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/50ways and www.lovefoodhatewaste.com  

"Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe."

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