Christmas Waste Collections 2018

Christmas 2018 waste and recycling collections

Households are encouraged to find out more about arrangements for waste and recycling collections over Christmas and New Year.

Collection schedules

Collections will continue to take place as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

• If your collection is due on Christmas Day (Tuesday, 25 December) it will instead take place on Saturday, 29 December.

• If your collection is due on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1 January) this will instead take place on Saturday, 5 January.

Extra recycling collection

Your blue-lidded recycling bin will continue to be collected as usual over Christmas and New Year, with the addition of an extra collection for all households in the week beginning 7 January – please put your recycling bin out on your usual collection day alongside any other bins that are scheduled. Please also note that this extra collection is not listed on the paper calendar you received in June.

Extra recycling that you cannot fit it in your blue-lidded bin will also be collected during the festive period -please place items into clear or white bags (not black or green sacks) and put them next to your bin.

Don’t forget that a range of festive items can be recycled, including sweet tins, and foil-free wrapping paper and Christmas cards. As a good rule of thumb, wrapping paper that can be torn is probably made from paper and can therefore be recycled.

General waste

Black bins containing general waste will continue to be collected as normal on their three-weekly cycle. Please make sure you recycle as much as possible as side waste and bins with raised lids will not be collected.

Food waste

Food waste bins will continue to be collected on their usual weekly schedule. Please remember you can recycle leftover raw and cooked foods, including veg peelings, egg shells, out-of-date food, plate scrapings, solid fats, meat and fish bones. Please do not put any liquids in the caddy.

Garden waste collections

Those subscribed to the service will continue to receive collections on their usual schedule in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Please note there will be a short break in collections during the second week of January so that crews can focus on the extra seasonal recycling.

Christmas trees

Households subscribed to the garden waste service can put their real Christmas trees in their garden waste bin or alternatively place them alongside the bin for collection in the week beginning 22 January.

There are no communal collection points for real Christmas trees, but you can take trees to your local household waste recycling centre. Find your nearest centre.

Keep up-to-date with our mobile app

You can check your collection day and set up notifications to remind your which bins to put out using our mobile app.

Available for free from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store, the app can also be used to access the latest news from Daventry District Council, as well as information about local facilities, services, shops, bars and restaurants.

If you do not have access to a tablet or smartphone you can check your bin collection dates on the calendar delivered to you in June, or on our website.

Reporting a missed bin

Daventry District Council’s offices and Contact Centre will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on Wednesday, 2 January. During this time waste and recycling services will continue and you can report a missed bin collection on our website.

New Rules for Dogs

Be aware of new dog control powers

Dogs must be kept on leads around schools and in cemeteries and memorial gardens from December as part of new rules being introduced in Daventry District.

The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will also limit to six the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at one time, and prohibit smoking in fenced-off play areas.

The new PSPO, which will come into force on 1 December, also includes all the rules set out under the existing PSPO, which state owners must:

  • Pick up after their dog
  • Carry the means to pick up after their dog
  • Prevent their dog from entering a fenced-off children’s play area
  • Put their dog on a lead when requested by an authorised officer
  • Keep their dog on a lead around the café area at Daventry Country Park.

DDC will be working alongside schools and parish councils across the District in the weeks leading up to 1 December in order to agree appropriate boundaries and signage for the regulations requiring dogs to be put on leads.

The boundaries around schools will focus mainly on entries and exits and will apply only on school days. No smoking signage will also be added to fenced-off children’s play areas.

Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution, though the additional new regulations will only be full enforced from April 1.

Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution.

Cllr Richard Auger, Environmental Health and Housing Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “The additional regulations set out in the new PSPO were introduced following public consultation on what powers they felt were needed to deal with the small minority of irresponsible dog owners who persistently fail to properly control or pick up after their pet.

“We are very supportive of our residents in their desire to create a cleaner and safer environment for everyone who wishes to enjoy our District’s public open spaces.

“We will be doing a lot of work in the coming weeks to prepare for the new regulations and inform residents, but I would encourage all dog owners to take heed of the new rules, so that they do not fall foul of them come their introduction on 1 December.”

People can find out more at Daventry District Councils website.

Rewarding Vacancy

Would you be interested in applying for a very rewarding position whereby you can really help and make a difference to the community?

Do you live in Yelvertoft?  You could have your say in:

  • Future planning & developments
  • Condition of the highways and pavements
  • Grass cutting and planting
  • What the tax payer’s money is spent on
  • The way the village looks
  • Plus lots more!

If this interests you then why not become a Parish Councillor.  We meet 10 times a year in the Reading Room on Monday evenings.

Interested?  Then please do contact Samantha Haywood, the Clerk, on 07341 133189

or email for further information.

Say No to Yelvertoft Losing Land!

SAY NO TO YELVERTOFT LOSING LAND!

Crick Parish Council are making a claim for some of our land ! Land of historic value that has been in our parish for over 1,000 years.

Please complete Daventry District Councils survey – click here

and reply ‘NO’. Just 3 quick questions!

or call the Council for a paper copy on 01327 302507.

Deadline for responses is 16th November 2018.

May have potential for significant impact on income options which can be used to provide more services and amenities to Yelvertoft.

 

 

 

Affordable Housing

Have your say in helping shape your community

Daventry District Council is inviting households of Yelvertoft, past and current, to complete a Housing Needs Survey.

Housing Needs Surveys are completed to help identify current and future housing need. The information that is collected from the survey helps the Council to understand and work towards improving the housing supply to meet to identified need.

Each household in Yelvertoft will be sent a letter that details the way to access this survey, and will be able to complete the survey from 15th October to 11th November 2018.

Once the survey has been completed, a report will be made available on the Council’s website.

If you are a resident of Yelvertoft, please look out for your letter as this contains a reference number that you will require in order to complete the survey. If you are a past resident, please contact the Local Strategy Team on 01327 871100 for information on how you can complete the survey.