Information on Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collections has been sent out to households across Daventry district.
Recycling guides and 2014-16 collection calendars, which include arrangements over the Christmas period, have been landing on doormats.
Most collections will take place as normal, including on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
There will be no collections on Christmas Day (a Thursday), with the properties affected instead receiving a collection on Sunday, December 28. A sticker will be put on the bins of people affected. Brown bin collections will be suspended over Christmas and New Year from Monday, December 22 to enable crews to focus on collecting extra recycling.
People are being encouraged to put out all the extra paper, cardboard, plastics and cans that pile up over the Christmas period.
Anything that does not fit in the recycling boxes can be placed alongside the boxes in clear plastic bags or carrier bags, but not black sacks as they can be mistaken for general refuse.
Large cardboard will also be collected if stacked next to recycling boxes from Boxing Day until the second Monday in January.
When brown bin collections resume, residents will be able to leave out their real Christmas trees for collection alongside their brown bins up until Saturday, January 31. Residents who do not have brown wheelie bin collections can leave their real Christmas trees next to their recycling boxes during this period.
Residents living in the area covered by Daventry District Council can find out more by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk/recycling or phoning 01327 871100.