Where to Recycle

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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 Similarly, please advise if any information is found to be incorrect or out of date – please relay any feedback via email to one of the people listed at the bottom of this page.

It should be noted that 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 – Telegraph News, Chapel Street, Kilburn – Spa Store Ambergate.

Crisp packets need to be as clean as possible but not wet, they also must be flat, no peanuts, popcorn, pretzels, just crisps.

Biscuit and cake wrappers but no sweets or chocolate.

Baby food pouches any brand and Ella’s Kitchen snack wrappers.

Oral care 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. https://www.stpetersparishbelper.org.uk/recyclingatstpeters.htm



Ring carriers (6 plastic rings for connecting multi-packs beverage)

St John’s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.



Clothes hangers

Ironing Lady, Belper

28 – 30 New Road, Belper DE56 1US


Clean old shoes/trainers

To be weighed in for rags – donate separately to other items

Red Cross charity shop, Air Ambulance charity shop and possibly other charity shops Wards shoe shop, 36 King Street, Belper DE56 1PL


Old glasses/spectacles and frames

Specsavers, 64 – 68 King St, Belper and Belper Opticians 72 King St, Belper  PLEASE NOTE THIS COLLECTION POINT IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID.



Egg Boxes

Glen Hens,16 Belper Road, Kilburn, Belper DE56 0LP


Bubble Wrap

Air Ambulance Charity Shop 35 King St, Belper DE56 1PX  



Old Clothes

Not suitable for wear

Most charity shops take clean old clothes for rags.  They appreciate them being donated clean and separately to goods for sale


Pen recycling, 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)


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



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.



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.


Scrap Metal

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


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

Cans Recycling, Clothes Recycling, Glass Recycling, Paper and Card Recycling, Plastic, Recycling Water Filter

Sainsbury’s, Ripley



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

Brinsley Pharmacy, 1 Brynsmoor Road, Brinsley Notts NG16 5AG


Pen recycling, Ink and toner cartridges

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



Bottle tops

Can be taken to:

Lush, Intu Derby, London Road. Derby.

Lush link.


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


Bra Recycling

Charity – Against Breast Cancer, Leathem House, 13 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon,

Oxon, OX14 3YT



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. 

Compiled by

Lynne Henley – HelpreupcycledDe56only – lynspiration7@btinternet.com

Kendal Greaves – Transition Belper – ktgreaves@hotmail.com

Susan King – member of Helpreupcyclede56only – Susan_Jking@icloud.com