Residents of the North Northants Council area have been urged to recycle as much as possible this Christmas, as households produce 30% more waste than normal.
Some bin collection days have been changed over the holiday season and residents have been asked not to leave excess non-recyclable waste on the sidewalks next to their bins.
Waste reception centers and recycling centers will be open to accept additional garbage bags, garden waste – collections being suspended – and batteries.
Christmas food scraps and fruit or vegetable peelings can be composted in the garden
Recycling bins can be used for clean wrapping paper that is not covered with foil / plastic, Christmas cards with ornaments or sparkly decorations removed, plastic bins and boxes Metals for chocolates, candies and cookies, the cleaned and crumpled foil tart trays in a ball and flattened cardboard and plastic to save space. Any recycling that does not fit in the recycling bin can be placed for collection next to the recycling bin, either in a cardboard box or in a transparent bag.
Here’s what’s happening in each area:
Collection days will not change from the normal garbage day, residents being asked to take out their garbage before 6.30am.
Green bin collections will be suspended from Monday, December 27 and will resume from Monday, January 17. Any other garden waste can be deposited in recycling centers and recycling centers if necessary.
Real Christmas trees can be taken to a local household waste and recycling center or cut and stored in the garden bin until pickup resumes or left aside for curbside pickup when pickups restart . Food waste will be collected as usual for recycling.
In the East Northamptonshire region, the post-Christmas bin collection days (December 27 to January 2) remain the same, but the front collections have been changed.
The bins that were to be collected on Monday December 20 will be collected two days earlier – Saturday December 18.
The collections at East Northants that would have taken place from Tuesday, December 21 to Christmas Eve, will now be a day earlier.
The collections on Tuesday, December 21 will take place on Monday, December 20.
The collections on Wednesday, December 22 will take place on Tuesday, December 21.
The collections on Thursday, December 23 will take place on Wednesday, December 22.
The collections on Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) will now take place on Thursday, December 23.
Garden waste collections will be suspended from Christmas Eve and will resume from Monday January 10, but can be placed in a recycling center and recycling if necessary.
Real Christmas trees can be brought to a local waste reception center and recycling center or cut and stored in the garden bin until collection resumes, or left aside for curbside collection when collections restart.
Collection days in the Kettering area will not change from the normal garbage day, with residents being asked to take out their garbage before 6.30am.
Collections from green and / or gray bins in the garden will be suspended from Monday, December 27 and resume from Monday, January 10.
Trash days in the Wellingborough area remain the same during Christmas time.
Garden waste collections were suspended from mid-November and will resume in March 2022.
All household waste reception centers will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The centers will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.