Richmondshire recycling collection changes start next week

Major changes to recycling collections from Richmondshire households are days away.

From next Monday – September 25 – residents can leave even 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.

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“Residents have been telling us they want to recycle more and under this new scheme we are doing just that,” said council leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock, pictured with members of the waste and street scene team.

“Most products can now be taken at the kerbside – all we ask is that people sort them for us. And it means we are sending less to already overfull landfill sites which is environmentally friendly.”

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 and you currently have two green boxes please use that – or a separate black box can be provided. No black plastic 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.

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