EcoTeams in Derbyshire

Global Action Plan is working with Derbyshire County Council for a year to support EcoTeam activities in Derbyshire.

During March two groups of people were trained to lead EcoTeams and we have interest in EcoTeams in:

  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Belper
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • Erewash
  • Holbrook
  • Long Eaton
  • Matlock
  • New Mills
  • Wirksworth

We are keen to make links with other organisations and individuals, especially in South Derbyshire. Global Action Plan is also training individuals to use some of the interactive EcoTeams resources, which are good for talking to community groups about environmental issues. Contact Tom Veitch for more information.

Environmental information for Derbyshire: 


Rubbish and recycling

The overall recycling rate for Derbyshire in 2009/10 was 42%. This increased from 23% in 2004/05.

Household Waste Recycling Centres: for for household objects including bulky and electrical items

  • Ashbourne – Mayfield Road, DE6 2BN
  • Bolsover – Buttermilk Lane, S44 6AE
  • Buxton – Waterswallows Road, S41 7JB
  • Chesterfield – Sheffield Road, S41 7LF
  • Glossop – Melandra Road, SK13 6JA
  • Ilkeston – Manners Avenue Industrial Estate, DE7 8EF
  • Loscoe – Taylor Lane, DE78 7TA
  • Newhall – Main Street, DE11 0TP

Local groups for Freecycle and Freegle: Online sites to advertise unwanted household items.

Furniture Re-use Projects:

Real Nappies: To learn more about real nappies and talk to a nappy adviser see, phone Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 or email

Composting: To buy a compost bin visit

Batteries: Lots of retailers that sell batteries from pharmacies to supermarkets now have battery recycling bins. Used household batteries can now also be taken to any of Derbyshire’s libraries form where they will subsequently be sent for recycling.


A Current Cost Monitor is available to borrow from local libraries – see


To report a water leak call Severn Trent Water’s leak line: 0800 783 4444

Local water-related visitor centres:


Local car-share website:

Local public transport websites: and


Eco-Schools: To find out more, visit Derbyshire County Council's Eco-Schools page or call the Eco-Schools officer on 01629 539792.

Everybody's Talking About Climate Change: For news, information, networking and information about local groups.