Thousands of properties to move onto wheeled bin waste and recycling collections

Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Approximately 3,000 properties, identified by Northampton Borough Council and Veolia as having room to store wheeled bins off the streets, will be moving onto wheeled bin waste and recycling collections in the next few months.

Residents will receive their new bins in due course and details of collections days will be communicated directly to each property via a service leaflet which will be delivered on the same day as the new bins.

Residents of these properties will receive a black bin for general waste, a blue lidded bin for dry recycling and a brown bin for garden waste. The bins will be collected fortnightly.

Increasing the number of residents benefitting from wheeled bin collections, forms part of the ongoing waste and recycling service improvements which began in June 2018, when Veolia took over the environmental services contract.

In addition to making disposing of waste and recycling easier for residents, the change to wheeled bin collections aims to improve street cleanliness and make collection rounds more efficient.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: “During the first year of our contract with Veolia, we spent a lot of time improving the town’s environment and introducing new services that would encourage people to recycle more.

“Now we’re in our second year, we’ll continue to listen to resident feedback and to introduce more service improvements, and we know that increasing the number of residents on wheeled bin collections, will be well received.”

Keith McGurk, Regional Director for Veolia, said: “We are committed to continuously improve the services we provide to Northampton’s residents. The roll out of wheelie bins to identified streets will make it easier for residents to recycle and will hopefully also help reduce litter in these streets. Residents will receive a service leaflet explaining the changes and responding to all their questions.”