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‘Tis the season to recycle


With the festive season fast approaching, WNC are advising residents of the arrangements for waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.  Waste and recycling collection crews will be working throughout the festive season to make sure services are delivered on time and with no delays.

Collection changes

Due to the public holidays, some properties will have a change in the day of their collections over the festive period.

⛄️ South Northamptonshire area collections due to take place on Tuesday 26 December will take place on Saturday 23 December.  Downloadable bin calendars with information about waste and recycling arrangements for your area are available on

Real tree collections  


Crews will collect real Christmas trees between 8 and 19 January. You do not need a garden waste subscription to take advantage of this.  Residents in the Daventry and South Northants areas should put real Christmas trees out on the day garden waste is due to be collected in their area.  Please ensure trees over 6ft tall are cut in half so they fit in the lorries safely. They can also be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.  

Garden Waste Collections

Those subscribed to the service are advised there will be a short break in collections from 23 December until 5 January.

The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made online at

Residents now have the option to sign up for an annual direct debit to save having to remember to renew every year. Residents who are unable to access the internet can subscribe to the service by phoning the council on 0300 126 7000.

Once households are signed up to the service, they will receive their new 2023/24 garden waste permit which they will be asked to stick on their garden waste bin. Any bins that have not subscribed will not be emptied after 4 April 2023.

People who do not wish to sign up to the service have the option of composting their garden waste at home, either in a traditional compost heap or by purchasing a compost bin by visiting and typing in their postcode to see offers available in their area.

People can also recycle garden waste for free at any of the Council’s household waste recycling centres.  A comprehensive list of FAQs are also available on the Council’s website at

More information can be found at

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WNC offers cost of living support

WNC have set up a new area on their website to help people access a range of support and advice to help them through the current cost of living crisis.  Financial help for low wage workers, households with children, and those most needing help towards rent, council tax, household bills including gas and electricity, childcare costs and important daily essentials.

Earning £400 or less a week? You may be eligible for £250 towards winter essentials

Please check out the WNC link for details of eligibility and how to apply.

National scheme to offer £2 bus fares from January 2023 –
Customer services will be at Hunsbury Library the third Thursday of every month from 1pm to 4pm.

Dates for 2023:  20 April

Library Address: Overslade Close, Northampton, NN4 0RZ

For further information please contact

Paid Casual Employment Opportunities (Elections)

Have you ever considered working in a Poll Station or at a Count Venue during an election and supporting the democratic process? The Returning Officer for West Northamptonshire employs casual staff at different times of the year to assist with the running of elections. Staff can sometimes be required at short notice, for example when a General Election is called.

You can apply for an election job at any time of the year. Even if there are no elections scheduled, we continuously recruit to the staffing database in preparation for the next electoral event. Once you have joined the staffing database, you will be the first to hear of available jobs and be invited to confirm your availability to work. Many roles require no previous electoral experience. Where appropriate, full training is provided.

All applicants must be aged at least 18 and have the right to work in the UK. Political working restrictions apply. To register your interest and for more detailed information on these jobs, please visit and scroll down to the Employment Opportunities section.