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Waste and recycling collection arrangements this Christmas

Bins, recycling and waste

16 November 2022


With the festive season fast approaching, we are advising residents of the arrangements for waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Waste and recycling collection crews will be working throughout the festive season to make sure services are delivered on time and with no delays.

Downloadable bin calendars with information about waste and recycling arrangements for your area will be available from the Bins, Recycling and Waste pages of our website by the end of November.

But in the meantime, the main things to remember are:

  • Waste and recycling collection days in the South Northamptonshire and Northampton areas will not change over Christmas and New Year.
  • Collections in the Daventry area which are due to take place on Monday 26 December, will be collected on Saturday 24 December instead.
  • Garden waste collections will be suspended from 24 December until 6 January across West Northants.

Real tree collections

Crews will collect real Christmas trees between 9 and 20 January.

Residents in the Daventry and South Northants areas should put real Christmas trees out on the day that garden waste is due to be collected in their area.

In the Northampton area real trees should be put out next to recycling bins, and those on sack collections can present trees beside their recycling boxes and green sacks on their collection day.

Please ensure any trees over 6ft tall are cut in half, so they will fit into the lorries safely.

Additional recycling

Additional recycling can be put out in clear plastic bags or boxes alongside recycling bins and boxes, or can also be taken to the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.

These are open as usual throughout the festive period except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, when they will be closed. Centres will also close early on Christmas Eve, at 2pm.

Find out more

Find out more information about waste and recycling collections this Christmas

As a Council, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our waste collection crews who continue to provide an outstanding and vital service all year round.

The festive period can mean that households have more recycling and waste that any other time throughout the year. I would encourage all residents to ensure that all recycling is washed, crushed and disposed of properly so we can all do our bit to recycle this Christmas.
Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste
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