Details of Christmas Collections 2013
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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 (Wednesday) and instead those properties affected will receive a collection on Sunday, 29 December.
Black bins – Over Christmas, black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal. There are special arrangements for households on Wednesday collections affected by Christmas Day (see below). Please make sure you recycle as much as possible.
Brown bins – From Monday, 23 December to Saturday, 4 January inclusive, brown bin collections will be suspended for all households in Daventry District. This will enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling over Christmas.
Recycling boxes and food bins – these will continue to be collected weekly for all properties on their scheduled collection day. Extra recycling will also be collected – see below for details.
Christmas Day alternative arrangements – Households due to have their black bin emptied on Christmas Day should instead put their black bin, recycling and food waste out on Sunday 29th December. Properties that would have received a brown bin collection that day should present only their recycling and food waste for collection on Sunday, 29th December.
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 carrier bags next to your boxes (not black or green sacks). Please put all your glass into your blue box and then separate any additional into bags, plastic into another, tins into another, etc.
Large cardboard will also be collected over Christmas, during weeks commencing 23 and 30 December. 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.
Real Christmas trees – There are no special arrangements for the collection for real Christmas trees this year. You can place real Christmas trees alongside your brown bin for collection when the garden waste service resumes from 6 January onwards. Alternatively you can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest one here.
Check your new collection calendar – All homes will soon receive a new annual waste and recycling calendar, including details about Christmas arrangements.
More information about waste and recycling is available online or call 01327 871100.