Tips for recycling
Please put your recycling boxes out for collection every week. If you don't have a recycling box or need an additional one, you can order via Order new bins and boxes.
If you have more garden waste than will fit in your brown bin, either take it to the household waste recycling centre or consider buying a home compost bin.
Please remember to wash and squash your cans.
If you have an excess of waste or recycling please use your nearest household waste recycling centre (tip).
Find out more information on how you can reduce and recycle waste on the Recycle for Northamptonshire website.
Recycling materials are generally collected in a vehicle that sorts and separates them into paper, plastic, glass, at the side of the road.
Very occasionally, when a vehicle breaks down for example, recycling materials have to be collected together in one lorry. If this happens, all the materials are taken back to the depot and separated there for further recycling or sent to a facility that deals with a mixture of recycling materials. Nothing is wasted.
Recycling during strong winds
With strong winds predicted across Daventry District this winter, please try to secure any loose recycling when you put your boxes out for collection.
You can squash your cans, cartons and plastic bottles to help stop them from blowing away and place heavier items such as glass on top of your blue box and placing your food caddy or blue box on top of your red box to stop any loose paper blowing away.
We do not supply lids for the recycling boxes as they limit the amount of recycling that can be put in the box, but you can use nets to cover your box and stop materials blowing away. Nets are available to buy from various suppliers online, including the Coral Products website and the Recycle Boxes website. Please note we can't replace lost, damaged or stolen nets.
Other waste services
Report a missed collection - if your waste or recycling is not collected by the end of the scheduled collection day, please report it no later than by the end of the next working day. For example if your scheduled collection day is Monday and your waste and recycling have not been collected by 5pm on Monday you must report the missed collection by 5pm on Tuesday.