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Waste and Recycling collections 2018

Waste and recycling proposals 2018

This page provides information about future service 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. Immediately afterwards, the Council will launch a new joint services venture with Norse Commercial Services called Daventry Norse.

Daventry Norse will be introducing new waste and recycling collections to all households when the new contract starts on 4 June. Under the new 1-2-3 collection service, food waste will be collected weekly, a two-weekly wheelie bin collection for mixed recycling will be introduced to replace the weekly box collections of sorted recyclables and the black bin will be collected every three weeks. Households will also be able to opt in to a fortnightly garden waste service for an annual fee.

The new-look service was agreed by the Council in July last year following public consultation (see opposite) and a wide-ranging review of future waste and recycling options launched in summer 2015. DDC is working with Norse on preparing the new service and further details on how collections will change for residents will be available early next year.

How will the waste and recycling service change?

The Service will follow the ‘1-2-3’ service which seems to us to best meet the requirements.


How will the service be delivered?

 From June 2018 Daventry Norse will be responsible for the following services:

  • Household and trade waste collection, including materials for recycling, garden waste and kitchen waste.

  • Cleansing of land in the Council's control and highways (except motorways) in the District.

  • Landscape maintenance of land in the Council's control and highway verges in Daventry town (because it is co-terminus with much of the Council's land).

  • Country Parks operations.

  • Daventry Markets.

  • Cleaning of public toilets.

  • Preparation of burial plots.

  • Play equipment inspections.

  • Grounds maintenance.  


Norse is owned by Norfolk County Council and has 15 service provision joint ventures with councils. The closest is Wellingborough.

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 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.

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Public consultation on the 1-2-3 service

**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.
Full Council agreed the new 1-2-3 service on the 28 July 2016.

View the Strategy Group proposal for the joint venture with Norse Commercial Services. Agreed 13 April 2017.