06 November 2017
Christmas waste and recycling collection arrangements

General collection arrangements

With the exception of Christmas Day (which falls on a Monday) all collections over the Christmas and New Year period will take place on their usual days.

There will be no collections on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December), so anyone who would have been due a collection on that day will receive a collection on Christmas Eve instead (Sunday 24 December).

Black bins will continue to be collected as normal on their fortnightly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Brown bins will be suspended for two weeks from Christmas Eve until Saturday, 6 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 Christmas Eve until and Saturday, 6 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 when the service resumes (w/c Monday, 15 January 2018 for the majority of homes in Daventry District). Please break it up and put it into your brown bin or place the tree next to your brown bin or recycling boxes. Alternatively take it to your local household waste recycling centre

Please note there are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees and they are only collected from households, not businesses or other premises.

Daventry District Council’s offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Saturday, 23 December, reopening on Tuesday, 2 January. 

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