Date: 30 November 2015
For Immediate Release
IMPORTANT - Christmas Bin Collections
Residents are advised to make note of changes to South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) bin collections over the festive period.
Collections due on Christmas Day, Friday, 25 December will be brought forward to Monday, 21 December.
Collections due on New Year’ Day, Friday, 1 January 2016, will be brought forward to Monday 28 December.
All green garden waste bins will be suspended for two weeks, over the public holidays.
However in the New Year, residents can put their real Christmas trees out for collection next to the green bin. Making sure they have no decorations on, and are cut in half if bigger than the bin.
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s portfolio holder for environmental services said: “The collections in the New Year tend to be the largest of the year and delaying those collections due on the public holidays would have just added to the already high work load and may have impacted the quality of the service.
“Bringing them forward clears residents waste before the festive period and steadies the busy schedule for waste collections.
“We also find that gardeners give themselves a break to enjoy the festive period, so there’s little need for the green bin collections.” The bin collection calendar will once again be included in the winter edition of SNC Review, the Council’s quarterly magazine to residents which is currently being delivered to every home in the district.
Alternatively, visit http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling.htm to view the waste and recycling calendar now.
For information on how to maximise your recycling visit - http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/managerubbish.htm