All you need to know about opening hours at Harrogate's heaving household waste centre

Harrogate's reopened recycling centre will continue to operate seven days a week while other sites return to normal opening hours, it has been announced.

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 9:14 am

Tips across North Yorkshire have been open every day - including Wednesdays when they would normally close - to cope with the heaps of household rubbish built up during lockdown.

Now, all sites except Harrogate's Penny Pot Lane tip will revert to their normal opening hours from May 27.

This is because it has been the busiest in the county with queues three times the size of those at other tips.

The Penny Pot Lane site will continue to operate everyday, including bank holidays, between 8.30am and 5pm.

And North Yorkshire County Council says the town's other recycling centre, on Wetherby Road, can't be reopened because of traffic problems.

The Penny Pot Lane site will continue to operate everyday, including bank holidays, between 8.30am and 5pm.

Coun Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said people should only visit recycling centres when they can’t store their waste at home.

Social distancing must be observed at the sites, with people remaining at least two metres apart at all times.

Hand sanitising facilities at sites are limited, so people are advised to wear gloves on site and wash their hands before and after the visit.

People are also being reminded not to put masks, gloves or other personal protective equipment in their recycling.

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By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter

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