From Monday 26th July, as a temporary emergency measure, we’re asking residents to mix their food waste in their usual waste (grey) bin or black sacks. To help prevent animals ripping open sacks in search of food waste, residents on sack rounds can put their usual food caddy out alongside your refuse sacks if you wish, but food inside the caddy does need to be contained within a sealed bag.

We apologise again for the current situation. Sadly we're far from being the only local authority to feel the impact on crews of Covid isolations as well as the acknowledged effect on scheduled collections of a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers, which has been described by the Road Haulage Association as being of "catastrophic proportions".

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Derbyshire Dales District Council takes your privacy seriously. We will treat all personal information provided in confidence and store it securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations.

The information provided will be used for the purpose or purposes for which it was intended, but may be shared with other departments in the Council and third party processors operating on their behalf to provide the service. Data will also be shared with other enforcing authorities for the purpose of preventing fraud, misuse of public funds and any legal or statutory requirements.

For more information on how we process your personal data and your rights as a data subject, visit: https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/data-information/data-protection/privacy