Richmondshire householders are being urged to keep the district tidy – by putting a lid on their kerbside recycling boxes.
With forecasts of high winds once more on the horizon, residents are being asked to make sure they secure all recycling within their boxes by using the free lids provided by the District Council.
The authority collects cans, bottles, paper, cardboard and plastics from the kerbside fortnightly. Until recently nets were supplied to cover the boxes but they were also causing problems when being emptied, so lids are now available.
“During the recent windy weather some residents put boxes out without lids which has resulted in recycling blowing away and littering the district,” said recycling spokesperson, Councillor Good.
“We are now using lids because they are more user friendly for the crews. People cannot over fill boxes and we know we can contain littering. We urge people to put a lid on this problem.”
Lids are available free of charge from the collections crews and district council offices in Richmond, Reeth, Hawes, Leyburn and Colburn. Deliveries will be made to elderly and disabled residents.