Residents and local businesses are being encouraged to have their say on future proposals for Daventry District’s waste and recycling collections.

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 the service will be considerably higher. This is partly due to the considerable drop in prices received for recycling materials which is unlikely to change in the future. Currently the service costs about £750,000 a year to run and if DDC carries on with the same service, the cost is likely to be at least £1.25million per year higher.

With local authorities needing to meet higher recycling targets in the future, DDC is also trying to ensure that a minimum 45% of waste is recycled. The Council has looked at a wide range of options for how best to provide 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.

The Council is now seeking the public’s views on the option for the service which seems to best meet future requirements. Called a ‘1-2-3’ service, it proposes:

  1. A weekly food waste collection,
  2. A two-weekly recycling collection and
  3. A three-weekly general waste collection.

How to give your views:

• The consultation runs until 5pm on Thursday, 31 March, 2016 and all residents and local businesses are encouraged to get involved.

• For more details and to complete the consultation survey and view FAQs about the proposals, visit the Council’s website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/wasteoptions2018. Alternatively residents can request a paper copy by calling 01327 871100.

• View a video quick guide to the proposals below: