Richmondshire residents are being urged to think of their communities as they recycle this Christmas.
If the district’s bring banks are full, they are asked not to leave recycling piled up beside them, but instead take it home and keep it until the banks are empty - or it can be taken with the kerbside collections.
The District Council’s collections crews will be having a well earned break over the festive season so they will not be emptying the bring sites between Christmas Day and Monday 28 December.
“We do not want to discourage people from recycling but we ask that they do not cause a mountain of recyclate at our bring sites which looks unsightly, can blow and cause litter – and often cannot be recycled as it gets too wet,” said Corporate Director, Colin Dales.
“We ask that they keep it dry at home until the banks are empty or put it out with their kerbside collections.”
Christmas cards and envelopes should be placed in the blue or white bag – but make sure they are only placed out on your collection day in order to keep it dry. Tissue paper and wrapping paper cannot be placed in your blue or white bag - it should be placed in the grey bin.
For details on locations of the bring banks visit our recycling sites page. Check changes to collection days over the Christmas and new year period on our Christmas waste collections page.