Helmdon Parish Council

Serving the people of Helmdon

Clerk: Ms Helen du Bois
2A Station Road, Helmdon
Northamptonshire NN13 5QT

Recycling

This is a South Northants Council operation, but details are included here for convenience.

Bin collections over Christmas 2018

Helmdon's black and blue bin collections will continue as normal over the Christmas period. If you have additional recycling then you can leave it out next to your blue bin, bagged or tied up (no black bin liners please).

There will be no green waste collection on 4th January - green collections will resume on Friday 18th January, when you can also leave your Christmas tree either in or next to your green bin. You can find the 2019 calendar for waste collections here

Your blue recycling bin

  • Your blue bin is emptied once a fortnight
  • Items go in loose, give your cans, plastics, cartons, glass bottles and jars a quick rinse before putting in the bin
  • You can leave lids and labels on and you don't need to remove the window from envelopes
  • We'll take extra recycling left next to the bin in a box or bag (not black bags)
  • Recycle batteries by putting them in a small, clear bag on top of (not in) your bins
  • Small electrical or battery powered items like kettles, toasters and toys that can fit into a standard size carrier bag can be placed on top of (not in) your bins for recycling
  • You can download a poster of what to put in your blue bin here

What to put in your blue recycling bin:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Paper
  • Leaflets
  • Envelopes (with windows)
  • Shredded paper
  • Catalogues
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans and tins
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic tubs
  • Plastic trays
  • Plastic pots
  • Cartons
  • Foil, foil trays
  • Aerosols

What NOT to put in your blue recycling bin:

  • Carrier bags
  • Cling film
  • Wrappers
  • Nappies
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pyrex
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Textiles
  • Bedding
  • Pet food pouches
  • Crisp packets
  • Flower pots
  • Polystyrene
  • Toys
  • Wood

Your green garden waste bin

Your green garden waste bin

  • Your green bin is emptied once a fortnight
  • We don't collect extra garden waste, we will only take what is inside your green bin
  • The lifting arms on our vehicles have a weight limit so if your bin is too heavy we can't empty it. To avoid this, don't squash too much waste into your bin and never put any soil or stones in with your garden waste.
  • If you regularly have too much garden waste you can have an extra green bin for £30 a year
  • You can download a poster of what to put in your green bin here

What to put in your green garden waste bin:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Pet straw
  • Untreated sawdust
  • Cut flowers
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Weeds

What not to put in your green garden waste bin:

  • Soil
  • Stones
  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Flower pots
  • Plastic bags
  • Cat or dog waste
  • Fats and oils