Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Waste and Recycling

Recycling logo and green recycling bin

Recycling & Rubbish Collection

All homes in Denton have two bins provided by South Norfolk District Council. The green recycling bin is collected one week and the dark grey rubbish bin the next, in an alternate weekly cycle. At the start of the scheme the normal collection day for most of Denton was a Monday but in July 2011 this was changed to Fridays.
Full details of collection times and what to put in which bin (extended in November 2014) can be found on the South Norfolk District Council's Website

The new system should mean that bank-holidays will not affect the dates of collections.


Denton had its own paper recycling scheme for many years before the general service was set up by the district council. The parish council continues to receive payments from South Norfolk District Council for every tonne of recyclable material, now restricted to glass, collected via the Recycling Centre at the Playing Field, and most of this money has been used to help pay for new equipment on the Playing Field.

Mini Recycling Centre

Denton has a Mini Recycling Centre located in the car park adjoining the playing field. This centre currently takes glass (clear and coloured in separate bins), though this can now be placed in your green bin, and clothing.
If you find that one of the bins is full please call 0800 085 4262 to get it emptied.

Denton Community Composting

The Denton Community Composting scheme was set up in 2003. It was the first to be set up in Norfolk. Garden waste was collected from participating households on a weekly basis, taken to a site in Darrow Green Road and turned into compost.

Unfortunately in 2016, due to a change in ownership, the site ceased to be available and the scheme had to be suspended.

Attempts to find a replacement site failed and the provision of a Garden Waste Collection service by the District Council has largely removed the need for the scheme.

Used Ink Cartridges

Empty ink cartridges can be left in the box by the gate at Ivy Farm, Darrow Green Road, Denton. These will be sent for recycling. Alternatively, Alan Squirrell, 788688, can supply freepost envelopes provided by the charities who do the recycling.

Household Waste & Recycling Centre, Morningthorpe

Mill Road, Morningthorpe, Long Stratton, NR15 2LJ. This is sited on the B1527 (Hempnall - A140 Road).

Otherwise known as “The Tip”, this will take most garden waste, metals, used engine oil, textiles, cardboard and other household rubbish. The Centre will accept larger items such as fridges, cookers, sofas etc. but if transport is a problem these items can also be collected by South Norfolk District Council - for a small charge. Directions for “The Tip” - on leaving Hempnall travelling towards the A140 Norwich/Ipswich you will find the Centre approximately 1 mile from Hempnall, on the right hand side of the road.

For further details of opening times etc. for this "Main" site visit the County Council's Website.

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