Richmondshire residents are being urged not to resort to fly tipping whilst one of the district’s Household Waste Recycling Centres is closed.

The county council run centre at Brompton on Swale will be shut from February 6 to 18 for essential maintenance work and as a result the District Council expects its mini recycling centre in the village to be very busy. But the site only accepts recyclables – paper, plastics, cans – not household waste and the council is warning residents that any waste not disposed of correctly will be considered as fly tipping.

“If the bins are full residents are requested to take their recycling home,” said Colin Dales, Corporate Director.

“They should not fly tip any general waste at the site – we will have extra enforcement patrols during this time to ensure the site remains clear of fly tips. Any waste left at the site will be treated as fly tipping and offenders will be prosecuted.”  

During the closure the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Leyburn and Yafforth, Northallerton will remain open.

Anyone using alternative means to dispose of waste - such as a “man with a van” – should remember that they have a legal duty to ensure the waste has been disposed of correctly.   If not and it is traced back it could result in prosecution and a fine of £300.   When using a ‘man with a van’ service check they are a registered waste carrier - the Public Register of Registered Waste Carriers can be checked at

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