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Christmas in West Northamptonshire

DateCouncil officesLibrariesRecycling centres
Saturday 24 DecemberClosedOpen until 2pmOpen until 2pm
Sunday 25 DecemberClosedClosedClosed
Monday 26 DecemberClosedClosedClosed
Tuesday 27 DecemberClosedClosedClosed
Wednesday 28 DecemberClosedOpenCheck normal opening hours
Thursday 29 DecemberClosedOpenCheck normal opening hours
Friday 30 DecemberClosedOpenCheck normal opening hours
Saturday 31 DecemberClosedOpenOpen until 2:30pm
Sunday 1 JanuaryClosedClosedClosed
Monday 2 JanuaryClosedClosedClosed
Tuesday 3 JanuaryOpenOpenCheck normal opening hours

Some of the council’s statutory services will be operating as normal on 28, 29 and 30 December. These include children's services, adult social care and death registrations.

Resources will be in place for emergencies such as homelessness.

You can continue to access a range of services around the clock here on our website.

Bin collections

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 Northamptonshire.

Christmas Tree collections

Crews will collect real Christmas trees on the weeks beginning 9 and 20 January.

Residents in the Daventry and South Northants areas should put real Christmas trees on the day that garden waste is due to be collected in their area. You do not need a garden waste subscription.

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 a half, so they will fit into our lorries safely.

Additional recycling

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

More useful information on recycling at Christmas can be found on our Christmas recycling guide.

Northampton Market

There will be no market on the 25-27 December or 1-2 January.

The market will be open as usual on the 28 -30 December, but will close at 2:30pm on the 31st.

Normal hours will resume from 3 January 2023.

Stop smoking clinics

All clinics will finish on Friday 23 December and re-open Tuesday 3 January.

Last updated 28 November 2022