Mobile household waste recycling centres to return to Richmondshire

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Mobile household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will return in Richmondshire this month.

In line with social distancing measures, there will be a queuing system for vehicles using the mobile HWRCs, so the process will be slower than usual.

Only one car will be able to unload at a time.

Current restrictions remain in force for the mobiles: no trailers, commercial or charity waste; only one person out of the vehicle where possible; only bring what you can manage yourself as staff are unable to help unload; keep two metres apart to protect yourself and others and wash your hands at home before and after visiting the site.

North Yorkshire county councillor Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, said: “It is great that our mobile household waste recycling centres are reopening, although they are all operating within new restrictions.

“This is for the safety of residents and staff and we will continue to review these arrangements as the guidelines change.”

Social distancing must be observed, with people remaining at least two metres apart at all times.

Hand sanitising facilities at sites are limited, so people are being advised to wear gloves on site and are reminded to wash their hands before and after attending an HWRC.

A spokesperson added: “Please be considerate to other users once the vehicles are full then we are unable to accept any more waste.”

Residents using vans should pre-register them with the council is they have not already done so.

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The schedule for the coming months is:

  • Aysgarth: 19 September; 11.15am-1pm
  • Hawes: 27 June; 15 August; 9am-1pm
  • Langthwaite: 19 September; 9am-10.30am
  • Reeth: 18 July; 9am-1pm

Full details of locations and dates can be found at