Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

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Opening times and ways to contact us

Enquiries about changes to your waste and recycling collections

If you would like details of the changes you can expect to see over the next few weeks, please have a look at our dedicated questions and answers section:

Contact us online

You may be able to self-serve or find answers to your questions on the website:

Waste and recycling

Report a missed bin
Request a new bin or box

Environmental services

Report fly-tipping or request street cleansing

Council housing (NPH)

Pay your rent, apply for a house and more
Report a repair

Council Tax

Pay your bill, ask a question and more
Set up your Citizens Account

All online services

Find out if you can complete your task online

Make a general enquiry

Contact us using our online form

Replacement bin and recycling box deliveries

If you are waiting for us to deliver a replacement bin or recycling box, there is currently a wait of around 4 weeks. We will deliver your bin or box as soon as possible.

If you haven't received your order within this period please do not submit a new order. Please contact us with your reference number on 0300 330 7000 to discuss the status of your order.

Please leave any damaged items in an accessible place ready for collection when the replacement items arrive.

Housing repairs

Urgent and emergency repairs

Please refer to the repairs web page to make sure your repair is urgent or an emergency and then call us on the number provided.

Car parks

For any problems with car parks, including payment machines, please call:

  • 01604 838446

Contact us by phone

Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

  • 0300 330 7000 
  • 01604 838 970 (text phone)

If you have an emergency outside of normal hours, help is available.

Visit us in person

Our main office is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.   


Northampton Borough Council,
Guildhall, St. Giles Square,

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Emergency/out of hours

For emergencies only, the number to call is 01604 837 999.

Before you call

Before you contact us out of hours, please be sure that:

  • Your problem cannot be dealt with during normal office hours
  • That you cannot make temporary arrangements in the meantime
  • If you can wait until the morning, please use the online form

To help us deal with your call, please remember to: 

  • Be clear
  • Have all the information to hand
  • Be prepared to provide a contact number so that we can get back to you

Senior management