‘Don’t leave waste if recycling banks are full’ say council officials

Richmondshire District Council recycling boxes.

Richmondshire residents are being urged to think of their communities as they recycle this Christmas.

If the district’s bring banks are full, they are asked not to leave recycling piled up beside them but instead take it home and keep it until the banks are empty – or it can be taken with the kerbside collections.

The district council’s collections crews will be having a well earned break over the festive season so they will not be emptying the bring sites between Christmas Day and Monday, December 28.

“We do not want to discourage people from recycling but we ask that they do not cause a mountain of recyclate at our bring sites which looks unsightly, can blow and cause litter – and often cannot be recycled as it gets too wet,” said corporate director, Colin Dales.

“We ask that they keep it dry at home until the banks are empty or put it out with their kerbside collections.”

Christmas cards, envelopes and wrapping paper should be placed in the blue or white bag – but make sure your paper and card is only placed out on collection day in order to keep it dry.

Tissue paper cannot be placed in your blue or white bag – it should be placed in the grey bin.

For details on locations of the bring banks – and changes to collection days over the Christmas and new year period -visit richmondshire.gov.uk