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NNC to host ‘Big Community Clean-Up Day’ in Wellingborough

Bins, recycling and street cleansing

04 October 2021

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On Saturday 9 October, residents of Kiln Way and Minerva Way, Wellingborough will have the opportunity to show their pride in their community by getting involved in a Big Community Clean-Up Day. 

Waste Officers from North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) will be working with partners to enable the community to make a visible improvement to these areas by collecting and disposing of any household rubbish that may be waiting for disposal, including large items like furniture and fridges. NNC officers will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance on how to dispose of waste responsibly using our wide range of waste and recycling services.

The focus of the day will be on making the area a cleaner and nicer place to be whilst also providing residents with a chance to clear away unwanted clutter. 

I’m delighted that we are able to put on this event in one of our ‘left behind areas’. Our Waste teams work hard to help residents across North Northants clear out those unwanted items and I urge everyone on Kiln Way and Minerva Way – and, indeed the wider Queensway area - to take advantage of this event on 9 October and come out to tidy up the area, meet our team and learn about our services.Cllr Graham Lawman, NNC’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
Our strategy for tackling litter and fly-tipping was agreed at August’s meeting of the Executive and this is the first step to putting our plan into action. NNC are keen to work with the local community to make a difference to the places that they live.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC

Whilst NNC Officers are in the area, they will also be looking to remove any fly tipping and will return from Monday 11 October to check residents are not placing any additional material out or on days when the waste collection service isn’t in the area. If they find that residents are putting out bins, bags or other items which shouldn’t be out, Officers will have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices for littering or fly-tipping and are asking that if residents have any questions about the waste service, they come along and chat to the team on 9 October to avoid the need for notices to be issued. The intention is to clean up the area and to ensure it remains clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy. 

NNC will be supported on the day by waste contractors, FCC Environment, who will be offering their labour for free alongside Northants Police, Greatwell Homes, Wellingborough Wombles, Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets and community volunteer - Scott Fitzsimmons.

If you do not live on Kiln Way or Minerva Way and have large household items for disposal, you can book a bulky waste collection.