People’s views needed to help increase recycling levels in East Northants

People are being asked for their views on recycling in East Northants
People are being asked for their views on recycling in East Northants

People are being urged to join the debate on the best ways to increase recycling in East Northants.

East Northamptonshire Council wants to boost the levels of recycling in the district and is asking residents for their help.

They want people to tell them why they do or don’t recycle and any issues or ideas they have about recycling.

A spokesman for the council said: “At East Northamptonshire Council, we have big plans to be the best at recycling, to be revolutionary in how we do it.

“But we need your help, especially those of you who either can’t or don’t recycle.

“We need you to tell us what it will take to change a habit.”

Between April 2015 and February 2016, the council collected 7,600 tonnes of recycling from the green bins, of which 760 tonnes of it was contaminated.

This is the equivalent weight of 152 African elephants, and the landfill tax on this amount costs the residents of East Northamptonshire more than £64,000 through their council tax.

The spokesman added: “It will only take a few minutes of your time and whatever you tell us will be in the strictest confidence.

“We have a few specific questions we’d like to ask and then you can tell us anything else that has been bothering you about recycling in East Northamptonshire.

“What you tell us will help to shape the future of recycling services in the district so by sparing us a few minutes of your time you could be helping a lot of people to be more green.”

Anyone who would like to take part can send an email to or call 01832 742026 with your contact details.

The council will then be in touch to set up a time to talk at your convenience.