Richmondshire District Council

New Year re-opening times

All of our offices re-open on the 4 January 2022, apart from our Reeth Community office which will re-open at 10am on 7 January 2022. Please where possible continue to make an appointment before visiting our offices by calling 01748 829100.

Christmas bin information

Refuse and recycling collection dates across Richmondshire are revised due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Residents can check their changed dates in the following table. If you're unsure of what day your normal collection day is, you can find this in our bin collection calendar.

Normal collection day Revised collection day
Friday 31 December 2021 Tuesday 4 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022 Wednesday 5 January 2022
Tuesday 4 January 2022 Thursday 6 January 2022
Wednesday 5 January 2022 Friday 7 January 2022
Thursday 6 January 2022 Saturday 8 January 2022
Friday 7 January 2022 Monday 10 January 2022
Monday 10 January 2022 Tuesday 11 January 2022
Tuesday 11 January 2022 Wednesday 12 January 2022
Wednesday 12 January 2022 Thursday 13 January 2022
Thursday 13 January 2022 Friday 14 January 2022
Friday 14 January 2022 Saturday 15 January 2022
  • Up to 4 additional black bags may be placed out next to your bin on your first household waste collection after Christmas Day. Please note that excess waste will only be taken on your first collection. 

  • Excess glass, plastic and cans can be placed out for collection on your scheduled recycling day. Please ensure that you use your boxes for all glass and place any excess plastic and cans for collection in open carrier bags. Please do not use bags to put glass in.

  • Excess cardboard should be flat packed and placed inside the blue or white bag. Alternatively, excess can be taken to the recycling centres located across the district, which will be open throughout the holidays.
  • Christmas cards (although we cannot take Christmas cards with any glitter on) and envelopes should be placed in the blue or white bag, and placed out on the day of collection day in order to keep it dry. Please note wrapping paper and tissue paper cannot be recycled and so it should be placed in the grey bin. We can only accept brown paper in our recycling containers.

Christmas trees

If you currently subscribe to the garden waste collection service, and have booked to receive an additional special collection to have your Christmas tree picked up and your green bin emptied, this collection will take place between 10-18 January 2022. You will be notified via e-mail with a collection date for your area. Any Christmas trees must be placed at the kerbside next to your green bin by 6.30 am on your confirmed collection day.

Recycle your Christmas trees

If you do not subscribe to our garden waste service, Christmas trees can be taken to a number of recycling sites. Trees must only be taken to the following sites and should be left before the sites are cleared of the trees on the dates stated below:

Monday 10 January 2022

Hawes recycling site

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Leyburn recycling site

Thursday 13 January 2022

Brompton on Swale and Colburn Lorry Park recycling sites

Friday 14 January 2022

Richmond - Nuns Close recycling site

Saturday 15 January 2022

Reeth recycling site

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