Prizes up for grabs to urge more to recycle

Recycling Improvement Officers Robert Haley and Tsoek Him Pang
Recycling Improvement Officers Robert Haley and Tsoek Him Pang

People living in different areas of the Daventry district could win prizes for their recycling efforts as a new campaign has been launched.

Recycling improvement officers from the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership (NWP) will be going along to see residents on the Headlands estate in Daventry, Braunston and Onley during March and April.

They will be encouraging people to recycle the many items that can be put out for weekly collection.

Officers from the partnership will be working with Daventry District Council (DDC) and its environmental services contractor during the spring campaign.

They will be carrying out door-to-door questionnaires to gauge residents’ views on existing waste services, as well as giving people advice on recycling issues.

The five households who show the greatest improvements to their recycling efforts during the six-week campaign will each win a compost bin.

There will also be five runner-up properties who will be the winners of a recycling goody bag which will include items such as stationery and food caddy liners. Cllr Chris Millar, the leader of the district council and the chairman of the NWP, praised the efforts of residents to recycle while also suggesting ways of recycling even more.

He said: “Residents in the Daventry district already do a great job recycling their rubbish, but not everyone may be aware of the extent of items that can be put out in their red and blue boxes for weekly collection.

“In particular, there are many dry recyclates, such as juice and UHT milk cartons, mixed plastics and aerosols that can be collected, along with items such as foil and textiles too. This campaign has selected a handful of areas in the District to focus on and I would encourage households in these areas to join in, as they may even win a prize for their efforts.”

The partnership is a collection of councils across Northamptonshire.

It was set up to improve joint working arrangements on waste management matters.

Another key objective of the partnership is to improve the effective delivery of waste services across Northamptonshire and to reduce waste going to landfill.

Officers from the partnership will be visiting properties in Onley and Braunston on Mondays and the Headlands on Fridays until Easter.

For further information about weekly recycling collections in Daventry district or to request more recycling boxes, visit or call 01327 871100.