Changes planned to Richmondshire green waste recycling collections

Registration for the kerbside collection of green waste opens this week, with residents urged to take note of changes to the collections.

Around 55 per cent of current subscribers will be affected by the changes, Richmondshire District Council says.

Route changes are being made as part of the district council’s work to reduce its carbon footprint.

It will mean some households will receive their collection on a different day to their household waste and recycling collections.

Subscriptions for the green waste service – which runs from 24 February to 27 November – open on February 3.

It is £25 for the first bin and £17 for each extra bin – and includes an extra collection in January 2021 for Christmas trees.

Uptake for the service saw 39 p-er cent of Richmondshire households subscribe in 2019 – around 9,600 homes.

Current customers will be receiving information on the service – and the change of collection day – by letter, email or postcard over the next week.

New and existing customers can sign up for the service at or by calling 01748 829100.

They are also asked to provide an email address to receive alerts and information on the service.

People not subscribing to the scheme are asked to compost their garden waste or take it to a household waste recycling centre – it should not be placed in their household waste bins.


  1. Many residents will see recycle plastic, paper, etc and lightweight recycle bags and small plastic containers blown down their streets this morning because our incompetent council officials can’t work out that if they tell you to leave it out at 6.30 am that is what will happen. They need to change that recycle service too

  2. Plus, they haven’t worked out that if people leave it out when they go to work, the emptied plastic boxes and bags have blown down the road by the time they get home in the evening. A totally amateur recycle collection system. They really need to re-think how they collect recyclables so it doesn’t end up littering the countryside

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