South Northamptonshire Council collects rubbish and recycling from over 36,000 households. We would like to thank everybody in the District for making the recycling scheme so successful. In the last year we recycled half of all the waste collected and sent less rubbish to landfill than ever before.
Problems with your bin
Your containers are collected Tuesday-Friday. All of the containers are collected on the same day each week and you should leave them on the kerbside by 7:00am on the day of collections.
If you have a collection on the Christmas and New Year days off, we will let you know when your bin will be collected.
If you have got real problems wheeling out the bin or carrying the boxes, then let us know and we can try and make special arrangements.
If you have any questions, please check our Recycling FAQs or contact us.
- Black bin - for rubbish that cannot be recycled or composed
- Black recycling box (if you have yet to receive your blue recycling bin) - cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, aerosols and foil
- Food waste caddy (if you have your caddies already)
If you sometimes have more domestic waste than will fit into your wheeled bin, please store some less offensive waste in a plastic sack until your bin has been emptied, then put it in you bin ready for the next collection. We will only take the contents of the wheeled bin with the lid shut and no extra bags.
Please also remember that the wheeled bins should not be used for:
- Hot ashes
- Heavy materials such as large amounts of soil, stones, car parts and rubble
- Corrosive materials
- Liquids such as paints or oils
The Council does not provide a bin cleaning service. However, this website lists several local companies which may be able to help you. Alternatively, you can consult your copy of the Yellow Pages to find a suitable private company. Please note, you have a legal duty of care as a customer of any of these companies to check that they are disposing of their waste responsibly (Environmental Protection Act 1990).
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