All Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire will be closed with immediate effect until further notice following the Prime Minister’s statement last night. This decision does not affect your household refuse or recycling collection service.
Whilst it may be tempting to use this period of confinement to carry out DIY work or gardening, residents are advised to avoid creating unnecessary waste until HWRCs are able to reopen.
Cllr Andrew Lee Executive member for Waste Management said “It is clear from the Prime Ministers statement that we should all only be making essential journeys and we have therefore taken the decision to close all HWRCs in North Yorkshire to help reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread. We will of course continually review that position and we will reopen them at the earliest practicable opportunity. Please hang on to any bulky waste until the sites reopen and don’t be tempted to fly tip. Fly tipping is an offence and offenders will be prosecuted.”