Future plans for North Northamptonshire recycling centres to be discussed by Executive

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10 November 2023

Plans for the future running of North Northamptonshire Council’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be discussed by the authority’s Executive next week.

The Council currently runs four HWRCs: Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough, which are operated on a legacy former county council contract due to expire in March 2025.

Recommendations before Executive are to start the procurement of a contract to run all four of the HWRCs from April 2025 for up to a period of 15 years.

The approach is the most cost-effective solution, which provides a continuation of a much-needed service to residents.

Our HWRCs are greatly valued by our residents and what we’re proposing offers a great medium to long term provision, which also is the most cost effective for the tax-payer.

This will be the first time that the contract is up for renewal since the formation of our Council, so this is a great opportunity for us to move forward with securing a contract that is fit for purpose.
Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets

The council has undertaken an analysis of its current service to better understand the future needs of HWRC’s and the outcomes of this will form the development of a longer term strategy to improve the current services across the area and will be consulted upon next year.

Our HWRCs play an important role in helping our residents manage the waste they produce as well as helping to boost recycling.

I’m delighted that we’re looking to continue to serve our main population centres in North Northants.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Executive will meet at Corby Cube from 10am on Thursday, November 16 with the meeting broadcast live on YouTube.