New North Northamptonshire garden waste subscription service – collections to start soon

Bins

13 March 2023

Garden leaves being raked up

Residents who want to use North Northamptonshire Council’s new garden waste subscription service – and who have not already signed up – are reminded that collections will start soon.

From Monday April 3, 2023 only those who have subscribed to the scheme will have their garden waste bin collected.

The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service is £40 per bin and can be paid online via debit or credit card.

Subscription will last 12 months from the point of purchase. If people sign up early ready for the change, it will run from April to April.

More details about the service and how to sign up are available in the garden waste section of the council’s website.

People can sign up any time and, once payment is processed, will receive a new garden waste permit for sticking onto their bin so collection crews know to collect it.

I would encourage residents to remember to subscribe as early as possible if they wish to receive garden waste collections for the year ahead. The quickest and most popular way to sign up is on our website using a debit or credit card.

This has been a long and complex piece of work and I want to recognise the efforts of our officers in finalising the arrangements.
Cllr Graham Lawman, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
I’m pleased we’re shortly about to start collections for our new service and would urge anyone who has not already signed up - and wishes to do so - to subscribe.

We need to ensure that our services are consistent across the NNC area and this is a big step towards this.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Those living in the former East Northants area

Up until now, people living in the former East Northants district area have had to pay an annual charge of £55 for their collections, while the remainder of the council area have not.

To acknowledge the historic disparity in charging for green waste collections, the council has decided that existing subscribers will be offered a first year £20 discount at their next renewal.

This discount will be for the first year of the scheme only. After this the annual cost will align with the rest of the North Northants area at £40 a year.

The new charge for any new subscribers in East Northants is already in place and they will pay the new charge of £40. 

Alternatives

As part of the refreshed service, the council will also be offering an enhancement to the subsidised compost bin scheme, where residents can buy a home compost bin for £5 plus delivery.

The authority will also be offering an ad hoc sack collection system, at £16.50 for ten compostable sacks, for those not needing or wanting a bin.

Residents can also take green waste to their nearest household waste recycling centre in the NNC area for free disposal.

Further information

Details on all the garden waste services mentioned above are available on the relevant pages of the council’s website.

While signing up online can be done at any time and is the quickest way to subscribe, residents unable to go online can subscribe to the service by calling customer services on 0300 126 3000. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.