Christmas 2015 waste and recycling collections
Households across Daventry District are being made aware of Christmas and New Year arrangements for waste and recycling collections.
Christmas Day (Friday, 25 December)
There will be no collection on Christmas Day and instead ONLY those properties affected will receive a collection of their recycling and food waste on Sunday, 27 December.
Boxing Day collections (Saturday 26 December) – There will be a recycling and food waste collection on Saturday, 26 December, but brown bins will not be collected.
New Year collections (Thursday, 31 December and Friday, 1 January) – Black bin, recycling and food waste collections will take place as normal.
Black bins – Over Christmas and New Year, 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 – From 21 December until Monday, 18 January 2015 brown bin collections will be suspended for 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 (Friday 25 December ).
Large cardboard will be collected from Boxing Day (26 December) until Saturday, 9 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.
You can also put out other 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 (not black or green sacks)
Real Christmas trees – Christmas trees will only be collected when garden waste collections resume district-wide from 18 January, 2016.
Please put your tree out next to your brown bin on your scheduled collection day from this date, or alternatively take it to your local household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling
Please note there are no parish collection points of Christmas trees in Daventry District. Any trees found in public places will be treated as fly-tipping.
Check your collection calendar – In December last year we sent you a waste and recycling calendar with collection dates for the 2015 and 2016 two-year period which we asked you to keep for future reference.
If you no longer have this calendar you can download a replacement from our website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling or call us on 01327 871100.
Please note there are no changes planned to your existing collection day or schedule in 2016.
Reporting a missed bin over Christmas and New Year
Daventry District Council’s offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Friday, 25 December 2015 until Monday 4 January 2016.
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.