Richmondshire District Council

Kerbside recycling changes in Richmondshire

Changes to the way residents sort their kerbside recycling in Richmondshire are being introduced.

From 1 April they will no longer need to separate glass from cans and plastic - and can place all their recyclables in either the green or black boxes. A divider will no longer be necessary if residents only have a green box.

Paper and card should continue to be placed in the blue or white bags.

The collection of textiles will stop at this time – as the collection vehicles are being changed to have just two compartments for the recycling materials. Sorting will continue at the kerbside by operatives to place items into the two compartments - for glass, cans and plastic and for paper and card.

Richmondshire District Council Corporate Director, Colin Dales, said: “The vehicles we’ll be using from April will offer a more efficient service for our residents – they will make it simpler and easier for our residents to recycle their waste. They replace our older recycling collection vehicles which were coming to the end of their life.

“Unfortunately the changes mean textiles can no longer be collected at the kerbside but they can still be recycled by residents at the local bring sites and household waste recycling centres. Only a handful of textile bags are put out for recycling by residents each week which amounted to less than six tonnes per year.”

For information on recycling sites visit the recycling sites page or the household waste recycling centres page.