Daventry District Council (DDC) is reminding people of the following schedule changes:
- Collections which would have been due on Christmas Day (Friday 25 December) will instead take place on Sunday 27 December
- Collections due on New Year’s Day (Friday 1 January) will instead take place on Saturday 2 January
- Everyone will receive an extra collection of their blue-lidded recycling bin in either the week beginning Monday 21 December or the week beginning Monday 28 December, depending on their collection schedule
There will be a fortnight-long break in the garden waste service starting Monday 21 December, to allow residents to receive their extra recycling collection.
Details of the extra recycling collection, as well as day changes for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, are printed on the collection calendars which were sent to households across Daventry District in August.
People can also check what bins to put out each week by using the ‘What’s my collection day’ tool at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling or by downloading the free Daventry District Council app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store.
DDC is also reminding people of the range of items that can be recycled in the blue-lidded bin, including sweet tins and foil-free wrapping paper and Christmas cards. As a rule of thumb, wrapping paper that can be torn is probably made from paper and can therefore be recycled.
If people find they have too much recycling for their blue-lidded bins they should put it in clear or white bags and place it next to their bin on collection day.
People are also advised to make good use of their weekly food waste collection, remembering it can be used to recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including vegetable peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.
Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected on a three-weekly cycle, and residents are reminded to make good use of the recycling services, as bins with raised lids, or additional bags left at the side of the bin will not be collected.
Residents can put their real Christmas trees out for recycling on their first garden waste collection day after January 10. People do not need to be subscribed to the garden waste service to have their trees collected – simply place it next your bins on your usual collection day. Subscribers can choose to chop up their tree and put it in their garden waste bin if they prefer.
Garden waste collection days are listed in the calendars sent to all households in August or can be checked at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling or on the mobile app.
There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but trees can be taken to household waste recycling centres.
For more information about recycling services and changes over the festive period, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/Christmas