Changes to recycling in Richmondshire

Changes to recycling collections from Richmondshire households come into play next month.

From September 25 residents will be able to leave more products in their kerbside boxes, bins and bags.

The district council will be picking up all card, most plastics, textiles and cartons – as well as cans, bottles and paper.

Every household will be receiving information on the new scheme early next month – but they can also find out more at three roadshows over the next two weeks.

Members of the authority’s recycling team will be on hand at Wensleydale, Reeth and Muker shows.

Under the new scheme each household will use the following recycling containers:

Current green box: for cans, glass, aerosols, plastics – glass must be kept separate by using a divider. If more glass will be recycled a separate black box can be provided. No black plastics can be taken.

Current blue bag: for all paper and card. If more is to be recycled a larger white bag can be provided.

Textiles must be placed in an untied plastic bag and left with the rest of the recycling.

The shows are as follows:

Wensleydale: August 26

Reeth: August 28

Muker Show: September 6

Householders wanting a black box, white bag or divider are asked to collect them from council offices in Richmond, Reeth, Hawes, Leyburn and Colburn – or visit the three shows.