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Christmas and New Year opening times

Household waste recycling centres will be closed 25, 26 December and 1 January, as well as Wednesdays.

Closure of Sowerby centre on 18 December

Sowerby household waste recycling centre will be closed on Thursday 18 December for essential maintenance.

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Household waste recycling centres

We provide 20 household waste recycling centres for North Yorkshire residents, re-using, recycling and composting more than 60 per cent of all waste delivered to sites.

Opening times

  • March - 8.30am - 5pm
  • April - September - 8.30am - 7pm
  • October - 8.30am - 5pm
  • November - February - 8.30am - 4pm

Please allow sufficient time to unload the waste from your vehicle before the above closing times. 

We are closed every Wednesday, and on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Charges for waste

Residents will now be charged for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard delivered to our household waste recycling centres. Find out more here.

Centre locations

If you know the name of your local household waste recycling centre, you can select it from this list and view further information, such as location and the types of materials that can be recycled.

Household waste recycling centres

Alternatively, you can view the centres on a map:


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Mobile household waste recycling centres

We also operate mobile household waste recycling sites to provide recycling/disposal facilities in some areas. Find out more about the service, including dates and opening times here.

Restrictions on vehicles that may use our sites

Most residents using cars, estate cars or people carriers do not need to register. However, if you use a commercial or commercial-like vehicle to deliver your household waste from the domestic property at which you live, or you are a charity and want to deliver your charity waste, you need to register with us.

Our pdf icon household waste recycling centre guidance leaflet [2Mb] advises whether or not you need to pdf icon register to use our household waste recycling centres [39kb]. The guidance also provides information about delivering other types of wastes; waste from charities, community and voluntary groups; commercial waste; and delivering waste on behalf of friends, families and neighbours.

You will be unable to use Wombleton HWRC if you use a commercial or commercial-like vehicle that is larger than 4.9m long or 2.1m high, or if you intend to use a trailer of any size.

Hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste

There is now a charge for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste types. This type of waste, created from improvements, repairs and alterations to a home or domestic property is not household waste and we have no legal duty to accept it. See our hardcore and rubble page for more information on the types of waste you will be charged for and the charges that apply. Please note: we have now removed any restrictions on the amount of hardcore and rubble that you can bring onto site.

Hazardous waste collection

Hazardous chemicals cannot be accepted at the household waste recycling centres, so you should contact us if you have any hazardous chemicals from your home. Tell the team as much as you can about what needs to be collected, including quantity, volume and size. Hazardous chemicals from a business or charity must be disposed of through a private licensed contractor.

Policies and guidance

We have pdf icon 24 policies covering the provision of the service [110kb] including location, accessibility, waste types accepted, information and communication.

Guidance is in place covering residents using commercial or commercial-like vehicles to deliver waste from home, waste from improvements and repairs, hazardous waste and delivering waste on behalf of friends, families and neighbours. The guidance also covers what you need to do if you want to deliver charity, community and voluntary group and commercial waste. Download the pdf icon guidance leaflet [2Mb] for more details. If, having read the guidance, you need to register with us please complete the pdf icon registration form [39kb].

This page was last updated on 12 December 2014