07 November 2014
Christmas waste recycling

Christmas 2014 waste and recycling collections

Households across Daventry District are being made aware of Christmas and New Year arrangements for waste and recycling collections.

Collection dates

Collections will take place as scheduled, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There will be no collection on Christmas Day (Thursday) and instead ONLY those properties affected will receive a collection on Sunday, 28 December.

Black bins – Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Thursday collections affected by Christmas Day. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as excess side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Brown bins – From Monday, 22 December, brown bin collections will be suspended over Christmas and New Year for all households in Daventry District. 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 – these will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. There are alternative recycling arrangements for households scheduled for a Christmas Day collection.

Extra recycling

You can put out extra recycling 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.

Large cardboard will also be collected from Boxing Day until Monday, 12 January. 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.

Christmas Day alternative arrangements – Households due to have their black bin emptied on Thursday, 25 December should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 28 December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 28 December.

Real Christmas trees – Christmas trees will be collected from the first full week of the new year until 31 January. Please place them next to your recycling boxes or inside your brown bin for collection when the service resumes.

Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling

Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements. It includes your collection dates for 2015 and 2016, so please keep hold of it for future reference.

Reporting missed collections over Christmas

Daventry District Council’s offices will be closed from Thursday, 25 December until 2 January – to report a missed collection during this time, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk

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