Daventry District Council to request review of tip opening hours

Daventry Household Waste Recycling Centre
Daventry Household Waste Recycling Centre

The leader of Daventry District Council will write to the county council asking for a review of the new opening hours at Daventry’s household waste recycling centre.

Cllr Chris Millar was asked about the situation at the Browns Road tip by Cllr Wendy Randall at a meeting of DDC on Wednesday evening last week.

She said: “Will this council consider asking the county council to reconsider the opening times of Daventry Recycling Centre?”

The centre reduced its opening times at the start of February to opening 10am to 6pm, and is now closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The tips at Brixworth and Towcester are both closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while Sixfields in Northampton closes Mondays and Thursdays.

The changes have seen long queues forming at the entrance to the various sites, particularly waiting for them to open. In Daventry this has led to problems for neighbouring businesses and people trying to access the sports facilities as well.

Cllr Millar said: “There have been one or two issues around the household waste centre in Daventry, so I am more than happy to write to the cabinet member at the county council to ask them to revisit their decision.”

Cllr Randall said: “They have cameras at the entrance you can view online, but they point into the recycling centre. Even if they could just move them to point down the road, people could then see any queue.

The county council is responsible for the tip, the contract for which has been out-sourced to Enterprise.