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Christmas 2014 bin collections – Durham

December 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Christmas 2014 bin collections Published December 11, 2014 Find information about household bin collections during the Christmas and New Year period.

Bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December. Over Christmas and New Year, the following changes will apply:

Bin collections

Bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December.

Over Christmas and New Year, the following changes will apply:

Normal collection days Revised Christmas collection days Revised New Year collection days
Tuesday Collection as normal 23 December 2014 Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Wednesday Collection as normal 24 December 2014 Friday. 2 January 2015
Thursday Monday, 29 December 14 Saturday, 3 January 2015
Friday Tuesday, 30 December 14 Monday, 5 January 2015

Normal collections will start resume from Tuesday 6 January 2015.

via Christmas 2014 bin collections – Durham.


Bin it Right – Recycling and General Waste – Durham County Council

Do you bin it right? From this week we’ll be adding stickers to recycling bins to help everyone remember what goes in which bin so we can recycle even more and help protect our environment.

The amount of waste that gets recycled has increased by over 30% since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in 2012, but last year nearly 10% of it was contaminated by non-recyclable materials. Most commonly nappies, pet waste and food. Contaminated material not only reduces recycling rates but also costs about £100 a tonne in alternative disposal.

If you ever want to know what goes in which bin, you can check on our website at or call us on 03000 261000.

Bin it Right

Bin it Right

What goes in my recycling bin?

The following items go into your recycling bin with the blue lid.

Wash and squash your items where possible to remove food and save space. This helps to prevent contamination and keep your bin clean. Place all clean, dry items loose in your recycling bin to allow for sorting later.

Material Yes please No thanks
plastics recycling logo
  • all plastic bottles
  • yoghurt and butter containers
  • hard plastic containers
  • Children’s toys
  • black plastic food trays
Mixed paper recycling logo
  • all paper
  • all cardboard
  • plain greetings cards
  • polystyrene
  • used kitchen paper
  • wipes
  • nappies
Food and drink cans recycling logo
  • all steel and aluminium food tins and drinks cans
  • clean tin foil
  • biscuit and sweet tins
  • cutlery or any other metal objects
Carton logo
  • all cartons eg fruit juice, drinks and soup
  • polystyrene
Aerosol logo
  • aerosol cans

What goes in my recycling box?

The following items go clean and loose into the recycling box:

Material Yes please No thanks
Mixed glass logo
  • glass bottles and jars of all colours
  • broken glass
  • Pyrex
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • flat glass

Other recyclable items

What about other items which are tricky to summarise under general headings?

Find a full list of items in our reuse and recycling A-Z.

What goes in my rubbish bin?

Material Yes please No thanks
Household Waste
  • domestic household waste that cannot be recycled.
  • recycling
  • rubble or bricks
  • vehicle parts
  • items which may make the bin too heavy

What goes in my garden waste bin?

The following items go into the garden waste bin with the brown lid.


Material Yes please No thanks
Garden waste icon
  • grass cuttings
  • shrubs
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • flowers and plants
  • hedge clippings
  • prunings
  • small branches (no larger than 7cm)
  • plastic / black bags
  • bio-degradable or compostable bags
  • plant pots / plastic trays
  • kitchen / food waste
  • soil / bricks / rubble
  • nappies
  • paper / plastic / cardboard
  • textiles
  • pet waste
  • children’s toys
  • garden ornaments

Bin it Right Guide

Find out more about recycling at home in our PDF IconBin It Right: A Guide to Recycling At Home.pdf (3 pages, 660kb).

Why is it important to put things in the right bins?

It’s really important that you follow these guidelines as it helps to reduce contamination and helps reduce the amount of waste going to energy from waste.

Every tonne of contaminated recycling costs the council approximately £100 to transport and dispose of through waste treatment.

If you do put waste in the wrong bin, you might find a reminder sticker on your bin or a leaflet through your door. You may also receive a letter asking you to remove it and put in the right bin before your next collection day.

Related links

Bin it Right logo

Timeline Photos – Durham County Council.

Ushaw Moor split over £13m housing scheme (From The Northern Echo)

April 30, 2014 1 comment

A MULTI-million pound scheme to build 167 new homes on the edge of a village have met with a mixed response from residents.

Taylor Wimpey has applied for planning permission to construct a £13m housing estate on land north of Ladysmith Terrace, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

John Howarth, of Ladysmith Terrace, said the village’s infrastructure was already struggling to cope and the new homes would be at risk of flooding.

However, John Arthurs, of Welby Drive, said it was potentially great news for the village, predicting it would bring infrastructure improvements.

“We need to move away from seeing problems and look to the future with the enthusiasm of our forefathers who founded this village when it was just farmland,” Mr Arthurs said.

Of the 167 homes proposed for the 5.5-hectare Greenfield site, 33 would be “affordable” two or three bedroom homes, while the others would be three or four bedroom detached houses.

Around 1,000 leaflets explaining the plans were sent out and a consultation event was held in January.

Taylor Wimpey says the site has good transport links and amenities and a drainage strategy will reduce the flood risk.

Building would take place over five years, supporting 42 jobs, and new residents would spend up to £6.5m a year, including £1m in the local economy.

Durham County Council would get a £1.4m New Homes Bonus and an extra £2.1m in council tax.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “The consultation process enabled us to involve the local community in shaping our designs to ensure the plans will not only work for current residents, but enhance the area for the long term.

“The consultation informed Taylor Wimpey that our design should feature play space and affordable homes, so we’re proposing a number of green open spaces which link up and lead to a natural play space consisting of boulders and logs at the heart of the project.”

He said he hoped the homes would appeal to people already living in Ushaw Moor and others.

“It is our hope that new residents will bring additional expenditure to help secure a vibrant future for the local area.”

A statutory consultation period has begun and comments can be made until Wednesday, May 7. The council aims to put the scheme before a planning committee in May.

via Ushaw Moor split over £13m housing scheme (From The Northern Echo).

Road Safetly Campaign – The Village Gateway Project

Published April 11, 2013

Drivers are being reminded that they need to slow down as part of a road safety campaign involving local residents.


People living in Castleside, Lanchester, Maiden Law, Ushaw Moor, Satley, Burnhope, Esh Winning and New Brancepeth are helping to design and promote road safety schemes in their villages.


Measures including road markings, signs, speed visors and fencing have been installed, or are being considered, on roads at the entrances to the communities as part of a project being led by Mid Durham Area Action Partnership.


Andy Coulthard, co-ordinator of the AAP, said: “The ‘village gateway’ project was set up after the issue of road safety was raised as one of the top three community concerns by residents in the AAP area.”


The measures will be monitored for a year to establish their impact on the speed of traffic.


To support the scheme a promotional campaign, involving local people, has been launched in partnership with Get Carter Productions.


Residents from the areas and students from St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College are starring in a radio advertising campaign running until June 8 with the key message being the importance of sticking to the correct speed limit.


Adverts will also appear on buses travelling on 40 routes in the AAP area between April 15 and June 15, reminding drivers that there are pedestrians and children playing in the village communities.


Alan Kennedy, road safety manager at Durham County Council, said: “This campaign is designed to ensure drivers stick to the speed limit to help keep themselves, other road users and pedestrians safe.”

via Press release.

Need help? Need advice? Then you need One Point

 One Point  

Need help?

Need advice?

Then you need One Point.



Working together, staff from the NHS and Durham County Council created a unique service to provide a “one stop shop” for support, advice and a range of activities for children, young people and their families. This includes support from early pregnancy to the age of 19 years and for some children and young people who have a disability, up to the age of 25 years.


This service is called One Point and makes it easier for you and your family to access:


  • Health Visiting
  • School Nursing
  • Educational Welfare
  • Behaviour Support
  • Educational Psychology
  • Personal Advice (formerly Connexions)
  • Youth Work
  • Family Support
  • Anti-bullying
  • Personal Support


Services are offered through 10 new One Point Service offices located throughout the County as well as our existing Sure Start Children’s Centres, Youth Centres and a number of Health Centres to extend the reach of the Service into the heart of our communities.


If you wish to find out more about our service please contact us on: 03000 26 11 11 or visit:

New Recyling (Blue Lid) Bin – Information from Durham Council

April 30, 2012 1 comment

Start using your BLUE LID recycling bin straight AWAY.

Information Leaflet on NEW Alternate Collection Dates Starting in June. FRONT BACK

Good Morning, need info on new Recycle (Blue) lid bins, we had ours delivered in Ushaw Moor, info. that came with the bin informs us we start using the bin on 22nd June 2012, in the mean time continue to use the Green sack for paper/plastic etc.

I have now heard that a number of users have had their Green Sack taken away after collection today 30th April.

Am I to understand that we are now using the NEW Blue Lid for recycling with effect from NOW rather than 22nd June as told by leaflet ?

    • Durham County Council
      Hi there. You should start to use your new bin from now on, putting it out on your current recycling day. Alternate weekly collections (where your rubbish is collected one week, and your recycling is collected the next) will start in June, and the date on the leaflet refers to the recycling collection day once alternate weekly collections start in your area. Hope this helps. Thanks.
    • Paul Clough
      Thanks for your help, I notice most were actually doing this,,, some were still using their OLD sack bins,,, thanks again for confirming this 🙂

    • You’re welcome.

Garden waste collections restart – Tues. April 17th

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Published March 16, 2012.

Durham County Council will resume collections of garden waste from Tuesday, 17 April.

Householders who are part of the collection scheme will receive a calendar during the coming weeks showing their specific collection dates.

Collections may not match rubbish or recycling collection days, so residents are asked to check the calendar carefully before leaving their garden waste out for collection.

The following items can all be placed in the garden waste bin:

Small branches
Grass cuttings
Hedge clippings

Oliver Sherratt, Durham County Council’s head of direct services, said: “Last year, we collected more than 22,000 tonnes of garden waste from our kerbside collections, showing what a valuable service this is to residents.”

The county council collects garden waste from homes in the Durham City, East Durham, Derwentside, Wear Valley, Chester-le-Street and Sedgefield areas.

Collections in the Teesdale area, which are carried out by Rotters, are due to restart on 26 March.

For more information about Durham County Council’s garden waste collections call
03000 26 1000.

Bins should be left out by 7am on the specified collection day.

via Press Release-Durham County Council.