Mobile recycling services to start back up in Harrogate district

Mobile recycling centres will return to the Harrogate district from this weekend, it has been announced.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 2:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 2:36 pm

The first will be in Boroughbridge in the car park on Back Lane on Saturday, June 20 from 9am to 1pm.

The mobile service will then return to the town on 11 July, 8 August and 12 September between 11.15am and 1pm.

It will also return to Pateley Bridge on 4 July, 1 August and 5 September between 9am and 1pm.

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The mobile service is being started back up in Boroughbridge and Pateley Bridge. Photo: North Yorkshire County Council.

The service is being started back up after North Yorkshire County Council temporarily closed all of its recycling centres in March because of the virus outbreak.

All of the sites have now reopened except Wetherby Road, Harrogate which officials say must stay shut because of traffic and safety problems.

At the reopened mobile sites there will be a queuing system for vehicles - and only one car will be able to unload at a time.

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

People are advised to wear gloves on site and are being reminded to wash their hands before and after visiting.

Trailers are not allowed and commercial or charity waste will not be accepted.

Visitors are asked to only bring what they can unload themselves as staff are unable to help for safety reasons.

Residents using vans should pre-register at www.northyorks.gov.uk/vehicles-allowed-use-household-waste-recycling-centres

By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter