Christmas 2016 waste and recycling collections
Households are encouraged to find out more about arrangements for waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.
All collections will take place on their usual days over Christmas and New Year, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and on the public bank holidays after Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Black bins will continue to be collected as normal on their fortnightly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as excess side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.
Brown bins will be suspended for two weeks from Monday, 26 December and Saturday, 7 January inclusive. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling. Please refer to your collections calendar as to when your brown bin will be collected next.
Recycling boxes and food bins will continue to be collected weekly for all households on their usual collection day.
Large cardboard will be collected for two weeks from Monday, 26 December and Saturday, 7 January inclusive.
If you have large cardboard and it won’t fit in your recycling box, please flatten it as much as possible and place next to your boxes on your collection day. Please do not place it inside another cardboard box.
Extra recycling can also be put out for collection over Christmas.
If you have more recycling than your boxes can hold, please continue to sort your items and place them into clear or white bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks).
Don’t forget that you can recycle a range of festive items, including Christmas cards, wrapping paper, sweet tins and drinks bottles.
Real Christmas trees will be collected on your scheduled brown bin collection day from 8 January for a four-week period. Please break it up and put it into your brown bin or place next to your recycling boxes. Alternatively take it to your local household waste recycling centre – you can find your nearest at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling
There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees and they are only collected from households, not businesses or other premises.
Check your collection calendar – new waste and recycling calendars were sent to households in October, featuring bin collection dates for the next two years up to June 2018. If you have not received this calendar you can find the information and check your collection day on our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling or call us on 01327 871100.
Reporting a missed bin over Christmas and New Year
Daventry District Council’s offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Christmas Eve, reopening on Tuesday, 3 January. During this time waste and recycling services will continue and you can report a missed bin collection on our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk
Get some top tips for reducing your rubbish this Christmas at http://www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk
Christmas opening hours at DDC
Daventry District Council will be closing its offices over Christmas and New Year from Christmas Eve until Tuesday, 3 January.
Essential services, such as waste and recycling collections and street cleaning, will continue over Christmas and arrangements will continue to be in place in the event of an emergency.
The Council offices will close as normal at 4:30pm on Friday 23 December, reopening at 9am on Tuesday, 3 January.
The offices in Lodge Road will still be open to visitors of Jobcentre Plus and Northamptonshire County Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service, which will each operate different working hours over Christmas.
The Abbey Resource Centre in St John’s Square, Daventry, will be closed from 24 December until 28 December. When it re-opens on 28 December, through until 30 December, it will close at 5:00pm each day. The Abbey will also be closed on Monday, 2 January 2017.
More information on all the arrangements will be updated in the run-up to Christmas at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/christmas
Do it online over the festive break
While the council offices may be closed over the Christmas period, residents can continue to access a range of information and services on the website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk
People can make a range of service requests using the self-serve system, including ordering new bins or recycling boxes, requesting an area be litter picked or requesting a parking permit.
A number of issues can also be reported online, including missed bin collections, fly-tipping, dog fouling, noise complaints and anti-social behaviour.
The website also includes an interactive mapping service, allowing people to see the latest planning applications in their area, to find their polling station at election time, check on local conservation and tree preservation orders and to see local facilities and amenities including schools, shops and leisure services.
People can also sign up for one of our customer accounts, allowing them to keep up to date with their Council Tax, housing benefit information and Business Rates online.
Payments can also be made online and can also be made over the phone out-of-hours by calling 01327 302303.