Erewash Borough Council is encouraging residents to go the extra mile to mark the 10th annual National Recycling Week, which has seen a dramatic upturn in the number of residents who now see recycling as an important way of life.
Since the first National Recycling Week in 2003, 30% more of Derbyshire residents now recycle regularly, with 43.9% now choosing to recycle their waste as opposed to to 13.9% ten years ago.
By recycling regularly, you are reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, helping to protect the environment and save valuable resources
Derbyshire County Council is keen to use National Recycling Week to encourage all residents to go consider how they can step-up their recycling efforts.
If you are unable to re-use items by donating them to charity or selling/giving them, you can take them to your nearest household recycling centre which is:
Ilkeston Household Waste Recycling Centre
Manners Avenue Industrial Estate
The centre is open from 8.30am to 6.00pm daily and closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
The County Council's Recycling Roadshow vehicle (pictured right) previously visited Erewash earlier in the week to promote waste minimisation and recycling, travelling to Long Eaton on Wednesday 19 June, and Ilkeston on Thursday 20 June.