Where to Recycle
Everything you wanted to know about recycling in the Belper and DE56 area, as well as nationally. By consulting the lists below you can discover where and how to recycle a huge range of waste items. The lists are extensive but may not be comprehensive so we’ll keep adding to them as we discover more ways to eliminate waste.
Please get in touch if you know of any recycling points or information to add. We’ll try to make updates on a monthly basis. Similarly, please advise if any information is found to be incorrect or out of date – please relay any feedback via email to one of the people listed at the bottom of this page.
Unless specified, you do not need to pay anything to recycle items that are included here.
Please check websites or contacts for current operational restrictions during the pandemic.
Click on the plus symbols below to reveal the list of locations for each area:
Batteries – household
Tesco, Gregorys Way, Belper – Co-op Whitemoor Lane, Belper – Midland Co-op, Strutt
Street, Belper – Telegraph News, 31a King Street, Belper – Superdrug, 26-28 King Street,
Belper – Morrisons, Belper – Aldi, Belper – Midland – No Match E-Cigs. 65 King Street, Belper – Babington, Hospital Belper – Co-op Duffield – Spa Store Ambergate.
Biscuit and cake wrappers but no sweets or chocolate.
St Peter’s Church in Belper
Oral care products; includes toothpaste tubes, plastic tooth brushes, electric toothbrush heads, packaging from these items and dental floss containers and outer packaging.
St Peter’s Church in Belper
Medicine Blister Packs
St Peter’s Church in Belper. https://www.stpetersparishbelper.org.uk/recyclingatstpeters.htm
Opening Hours are 10-12 noon Monday – Saturday and 10-4pm Sunday.
Empty beauty, health, wellness and dental products, from any brand, that can’t be recycled at home
Boots, King Street, Belper How to recycle at Boots
These can be donated to the Belper Cloth Nappy Library so they’ll get lots of use!
You can contact them via Facebook, Belper Cloth Nappy Library | Facebook, or you can drop them off at Cheeky Bambini, Bridge Street, Belper.
Ironing Lady, Belper
28 – 30 New Road, Belper DE56 1US
Belper Opticians 72 King St, Belper
Old glasses/spectacles and frames
Specsavers, 41 King Street, Belper. DE56 1PX
Glen Hens,16 Belper Road, Kilburn, Belper DE56 0LP
Dev’s Chucks, Ashbourne Road, Belper
Air Ambulance Charity Shop 35 King St, Belper DE56 1PX
Old Clothes – See ‘Rags’
Inhalers (used asthma)
Manor Pharmacy Whitemoor Lane Medical Centre, Whitemoor Lane, Belper. DE56 0JB
Morrisons Pharmacy, Belper
Boots Pharmacy, King Street, Belper
Ink and toner cartridges
No-Match E-Cigs. 65 King Street, Belper DE56 1QA (Box is out the back but you can leave on counter and they will recycle)
7, Northfield Terrace, Chesterfield Road, Belper. DE56 1FG. Please place in a bag and post through letter box. If you post in a jiffy bag, that jiffy bag will be reused by the business.
Cheese wrappers, Carex, L.O.L. Surprise, The Air, Home packaging
37 Hunter Road, Belper. DE56 0HF (Private Residence)
Place in TerraCycle box https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades
Marigold Gloves/Marigold glove wrappers (in a bag)
66 Long Row, Belper. DE56 1DR. (Private Residence)
Place in the old recycling box by front door
Plant Pots – Plant Pot Exchange
Belper Community Hall near the old library. Go in the gate and there are 2 crates on the left. Please leave clean pots and when taking pots/ modules or trays, wear gloves and sanitise the pots when you get them home. Please only leave un broken pots to be re used.
NB you can put grey plant pots in your recycling bin if broken.
Hasbro toys and games
Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AB Place in the storage trunk which can be located at the back of the building.
Tetrapaks can be recycled at No. 28 on the Market Place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month between 10AM and 1PM. Please wash and flatten them, leaving the lids on, before depositing as they are taken to Loscoe in the back of a car – Unwashed Tetrapaks can get a bit smelly!
Old or New Bras
Gymophobics, 54 Bridge Street Belper DE56 1AZ Due to current Covid restrictions they ask that bras are put in bags with as much air squeezed out of them as possible. They don’t need to be in new condition as any that aren’t “serviceable” will be stripped down and the materials reused. It is done for the Charity Against Breast Cancer.
Soft Plastics (with the Co-Op Supermarket)
The Co-Op 17 Whitemoor Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0HB; The Co-Op, 47 Strutt Street, Derbyshire, Belper, DE56 1UN; The Co-op, Town St, Derbyshire, Duffield, DE56 4GD; The Co-Op, 1, Sandbed Lane, Openwoodgate. DE56 0SF
Soft plastics recycling is easy. Just follow these three steps:
- Clean it – First, rinse your packaging out.
- Scrunch it – Now, scrunch it up tight – if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it’s soft plastic.
- Co-op it – Pop it into our soft plastics recycling unit at a Co-op near you.
All of the below items can now be recycled at your local Co-Op:
- Thin plastic lids of all types
- Kitchen towel, toilet roll, nappy bag, cotton wool wrappers
- Pouches – microwave rice, pre-cooked mussels, petfood, etc
- Fruit & veg nets, bags and wrappers
- Plastic sauce sachets
- Ordinary carrier bags
- Bread bags
- Crisps, nuts, snacks bags
- Bags from:
- Cereal and porridge
- Dried goods – dried fruit, pasta, rice, sugar, pulses, etc
- Frozen foods and ice cubes
Wrappers & Film
- Chocolate and sweets bags and wrappers
- Biscuit wrappers
- Cling film
- Pizza wrapping film
- Bread product wrappers:
- Naan bread
- Pitta bread
- Garlic bread
- Fresh pasta
- Wrappers from:
- Cheese, pastry, cakes, Yorkshire puddings
- baby wipes, etc
- Meat, poultry and joints
- Tea and teabags, ground coffee, etc
- Pies, pastries, sausage rolls,
- Household textiles, scourers, rubber gloves, etc
- Giftwrap, greetings cards, etc
- Flower wrappers
- Petfood wrappers
- Compostable carrier bags
- Compostable and biodegradable bags & wrappers
- Plastic bottles
Please ensure items donated for rags are cleaned and put in a bag clearly labelled ‘RAGS’. Do not include duvets, cushions or pillows.
The following charity shops on King Street, Belper are accepting donations for rags: Air Ambulance, British Red Cross, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Headway, Mind, Oxfam and the RSPCA.
You can drop off old shoes at Wards Shoe shop, 36 King Street. Belper. The collection box is located at the back of the store. Any shoes that can be made good and reused will be, otherwise, they are used to make housing in developing countries.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, 6 King Street. Belper. DE56 1PS (they will also recycle handbags and belts)
If you are a registered scrap metal merchant operating in the DE56 area and would like to be included here please contact admin
Phil – 07854 603714
B and P – 07933 545303
Terry Sisson – 07873 777796
Clothing, Footwear, Bags, Belts, Towels, Bed linen.
The Salvation Army, WM Morrison Plc, Chapel Street,
Belper Miners Welfare Car Park, Derby Road, Ripley
*****Hidden Potential Recycling CIC******
A Belper-based Waste Management Company that will collect a number of these items directly from your door and sort them to be recycled (for a fee). You can find them on Facebook or learn more at Eartharmony.
RECYCLING PLASTIC FILM & CARRIER BAGS AT SUPERMARKETS
For those who can’t recycle plastic film at home, some types of plastic films can be recycled at carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Waitrose. See below for a list of recyclable plastic packaging.
For online shopping deliveries, many supermarkets also allow you to hand your unwanted bags back to the driver for recycling.
Morrison’s accepts –
Plastic Carrier Bags, Plastic bread bags, Plastic cereal bags i.e. Porridge Oats (not inners from boxed cereals), Plastic wrappers and ring joiners from multipacks of can and rolls and kitchen towel packs, Plastic freezer bags, Plastic magazine and newspaper wrap (type used for home delivery only), Thin bags used for fruit and veg at supermarkets, Bubble wrap, low-densitry polyethylene (LDPE) – resin ID code 4, Flexible plastic multi-pack can holder/rings. https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/plastic-film
Can Recycling, Clothes Recycling, Glass Recycling, Paper and Card Recycling, Plastic, Recycling Water Filter
Carpets – Soil – Building rubble – Paint pots – Fluorescent light tubes – car batteries – old oil – old paint – wood – electrical items – drinks cartons Tetrapaks- Bulbs – small electrical items that can fit in the bag
LoscoeTip, Taylor Lane, Loscoe, Heanor. DE75 7TA
Medicine blister packets
St John’s Chapel, The Butts, Belper – Please check BTC website for opening hours.
Superdrug Pharmacy Derby-Eagle Centre, 21 Albion Street, Derby. DE1 2PR
St Peters Church, Belper
St John’s Chapel, The Butts, Belper – Please check BTC website for opening hours.
Ryman – 40 St John St, Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1GH and
Ryman – Lawn Primary, Norbury Close. Derby DE22 2QR also in Ilkeston and Nottingham https://www.ryman.co.uk/environment
Ryman – South Mall, INTU Derby, Derby, DE1 2PG
Baby food pouches, kids yogurt pouches, caps and Ella’s Kitchen snack packets
Derby QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3AS
All brands of plastic confectionery packaging
27 Wyndale drive, Ilkeston DE74JH (Private Residence) Place in TerraCycle box
KP Snacks Nuts, Popcorn, Crisps and Pretzels Packet
38 Turned Avenue, Langley Mill, Notts NG16 4GE (Private Residence)
Pet food pouches and flexible plastic bags
47 Wyndale drive, Ilkeston DE74JH (Private Residence)
Place in TerraCycle box and
73 Chesterfield Road, Matlock, DE4 3FS (Private Residence) Place in TerraCycle box
Pet food pouches only
Lakeside Primary School, London Road, Alvaston, Derby. DE24 8UY and 6 Cultivation Road, Eastwood. NG 16 3HQ (Private Residence) Place in TerraCycle box
Hiking Equipment – No Bags, but clothing and footwear
Cotswold Outdoor. Bridge Street
DE45 1DS Bakewell, Derbyshire
Burt’s Bees Personal Care
87 Deerlands Rd, Chesterfield. S42 6UZ Place in TerraCycle box
Baylis & Harding pumps, caps and flexible tubes
Baylis and Harding, 61 Wild Street Derby DE1 1GP
Soft contact lenses and blister packs
Boot Opticians – Intu Centre Derby
Life Cycle UK, Unit 3, 1 Canal St, Siddals Road, Derby
Craft, paint and scraps
Play and Recycling Centre 6 -10 Werbugh Street Derby, DE22 3QG
Charity – Against Breast Cancer, Leathem House, 13 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon,
Oxon, OX14 3YT
A free and efficient clothing donation collection service to support your chosen charity is available to book to any working day of the week.
All blades, razors and disposables products received in the official Freepost Gillette envelope will be accepted.
Give Back Box
A number of companies operating online are working in partnership with Give Back Box. Under the Give Back Box scheme you’ll be able to recycle the cardboard boxes these companies use to deliver to you, while also donating to those in need. It helps that the process is so simple. All you need to do is fill your delivery box with unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, books – anything that you think will bring joy to someone’s life! Simply print off a label using the link below, drop the box at your nearest CollectPlus point and send it (free of charge) to your charity of choice. https://givebackbox.org.uk/Collection stores near your location
Recycling Symbols Explained
What do TerraCycle do?
TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can choose a programme to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send them the waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or not for profit organisation.
Are you interested in becoming an agent for TerraCycle?
Waste and Resources Action Programme: https://www.wrap.org.uk/
This list has been compiled to assist members of HelpreupcycleDE56 to recycle and reuse as many items as possible. The list was up-to-date at the time of publication to the best of our knowledge.
Versions of this list available on the HelpreupcycleDE56 and Transition Belper Facebook pages are updated regularly and a date and version number are included at the beginning of the document.
The compilers of this list are not responsible for updating copies that may have been shared elsewhere.
Lynne Henley – HelpreupcycleDe56only – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendal Greaves – Transition Belper – email@example.com
Susan King – member of Helpreupcyclede56only – Susan_Jking@icloud.com