Richmondshire District Council

Reeth Community Office

The office is closed until Friday 8 January when it will reopen for appointments at 10am.


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 table below. 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
Thursday 31 December 2020 Saturday 2 January 2021
Friday 1 January 2021 Monday 4 January 2021
Monday 4 January 2021 Tuesday 5 January 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021 Wednesday 6 January 2021
Wednesday 6 January 2021 Thursday 7 January 2021
Thursday 7 January 2021 Friday 8 January 2021
Friday 8 January 2021 Saturday 9 January 2021
  • 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 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. 

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 11-15 January 2021. 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 11 January 2021

Hawes, Askrigg and Bainbridge recycling sites

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Leyburn, Newton Le Willows and Hunton recycling sites

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Richmond, Langthwaite, Muker and Reeth recycling sites

Thursday 14 January 2021

Brompton on Swale, Tesco at Catterick and Colburn Lorry Park recycling sites

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