Richmondshire District Council


Grey bin: Non-recyclable household refuse only

Put your grey bin out by 6.30am on your collection day.

Green or black box: glass, metal, plastic recycling

Glass must be kept separate

To keep glass separate, please:

  • Place glass in your green box using a divider
  • Request a black box just for glass
  • If you have a second green box use that just for glass

All must be rinsed clean and empty of food and liquid, and cans, tins and plastic bottles should be squashed if possible. Labels can be left on.

✔ Yes...

✘ No...

✔ Glass:  Bottles and jars

✘ Glass:  Broken, window, pyrex and drinking glass

✔ Plastic:  Plastic bottles, including trigger sprays,

plastic pots and trays, yogurt pots and margarine tubs

✘ Plastic:  Black plastic, plastic films, plastic bags, corrugated

and plastic shredding, polystyrene and bubble wrap

✔ Cans:  Food, drink and pet food cans

✘ Cans:  Oil cans

✔ Foil:  Foil and aluminium trays

✘ Foil:  Foil pouches

✔ Aerosols:  Including deodorant containers

✘ Paint:  Paint tins and paint aerosols

✔ Cartons / tetra pak

✘ DIY:  product containers


✘ Household:  Toys, CDs and DVDs, washing up bowls, plant pots


✘ Medical:  Pill packs and nappies

Please do not overfill your bin:  If it is too heavy to move, it will be too heavy for the bin lift

Blue and white bags: paper and card recycling

You can get extra recycling boxes, nets, dividers and blue or white bags free from our community offices, or extra recycling can be put out in open carrier bags. Alternatively the recycle crew carry stock of all the above items on their vehicles, so either catch them on the round or leave a note requesting the items that you wish the crew to leave.

✔ Yes...

✘ No...

✔ All paper

✘ Takeaway pizza boxes

✔ All card: brown, grey, corrugated, egg boxes, cardboard

tubes, food packaging card

✘ Takeaway containers

✔ All envelopes

✘ Fish and Chips paper

✔ Newspapers and magazines

✘ Used kitchen roll and tissues

✔ Yellow pages and other directories

✘ Wallpaper

✔ Junk mail

✘ Photographs

✔ Shredded paper

✘ Books


✘ Polystyrene


Please leave textiles next to your recycling bags and boxes in an untied plastic bag.

✔ Yes...

✘ No...


✘  Duvets







Green bin: garden waste

Garden waste is only collected from subscribing households and a valid licence must be attached to the bin.

Click on the link to subscribe to this year's garden waste collection scheme. 

If you don't want to sign up to the scheme, you can compost your garden waste at home or take your waste to the tip.

✔ Yes...

✘ No...

✔ Grass Cuttings

✘ Stones and soil

✔ Clippings

✘ Turf

✔ Leaves

✘ Peelings and food waste

✔ Hedge clippings

✘ Ash

✔ Cut flowers

✘ Cat and dog waste

✔ Plants and weeds


✔ Windfalls


✔ Bark


✔ Small pet bedding


Please do not overfill your bin:  If it is too heavy to move, it will be too heavy for the bin lift


Households are collected on an alternate weekly basis: one week the grey bin is collected and the next week the green box, blue bag and garden bin (if you subscribe) is collected. To view your collection days, please visit our bin collection calendar page. 

Assisted collection

Help is available through our assisted collection service if you can't put out your bins and boxes at the kerbside for collection because of age or disability.


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