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Waste and Recycling collections 2018

Waste and recycling proposals 2018

This page provides information about future proposals for waste and recycling collections in Daventry District.


In June 2018 Daventry District Council’s current waste and recycling contract with Amey/Enterprise will end.

When this happens, the cost the Council will need to pay to deliver this important service will be considerably higher. Currently the service costs about £0.75 million a year to run. If the Council  carries on with the same service, the cost is likely to be at least £1.25 million per year higher. The law is also changing to make it more important that we recycle what we can, so DDC is trying to ensure that at a minimum 45% of our waste is recycled.

The changes will also seek to change some parts of the current service – like the recycling boxes – which are not popular with many people.

DDC therefore looked at a wide range of options for how best to provide your waste and recycling service in a way that could be afforded within the Council Tax limits and grant available, complied with the law and changed things people particularly didn’t like.

This included exploring waste collections from once a week to once every four weeks. A group of residents from the Daventry District People’s Panel, and DDC staff as well as some outside experts were engaged to think about the different things that might work. Consultants were then asked to look at all the options, so that those that worked best could be identified.

How would the service change?

The option which seems to us to best meet the requirements is called a ‘1-2-3’ service. If this was adopted, the way services would change is as follows.

waste options table 2018

A ‘large bin’ means a wheeled bin like your current black and brown bins – which are 240 litres in capacity. A medium sized bin is a 180 litre capacity wheeled bin, so 75% of the size. An extra-large bin is 360 litres. These are currently provided for some large families.

Assisted collections for people who cannot move their bins themselves would continue to be provided.

Waste options 2018

Public consultation

**The consultation is now closed**

A public consultation on the 2018 waste options proposals ran from 12 February until 31 March 2016. 

Nearly 1,000 people gave their feedback during the Consultation. A report on the findings and the next steps for the service was considered by the Council's Strategy Group on 14 July, 2016.

View the Strategy Group report on the future of Environmental Services.

Strategy Group's recommendation to endorse the proposal will now be considered at a meeting of Full Council on 28 July, 2016.

Watch our quick guide to the proposals

What happens next?

Once the Council has made a decision on the design of the service, it will consider which ways are best to deliver it.

This might involve another external contract, the Council delivering the service itself, or working with other councils to provide a shared service.