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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

  • April to September - 8.30am to 5pm (open every day except Wednesdays*)
  • October to March - 8.30am to 4pm (open every day except Wednesdays*)

Please allow sufficient time to unload the waste from your vehicle before the site closes.

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

Charges for waste

All residents are charged for the disposal of hardcore, rubble, plasterboard and tyres delivered to our household waste recycling centres. Find out more about our charges for waste here.

We also accept certain types of commercial waste at all of our household waste recycling centres. A charge will be made for some types of commercial waste, however to encourage re-use and recycling other types of commercial wastes will be accepted free of charge. Find out more about our charges for commercial waste 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 [337kb] advises whether or not you need to pdf icon register to use our household waste recycling centres [37kb]. 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.

Hazardous waste collection

Hazardous chemicals cannot be accepted at the household waste recycling centres. 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.

Disposal of asbestos

Materials containing asbestos are commonly found in buildings. It is not unsafe generally, as long as it remains sealed and undisturbed.

The current guidance is to manage this rather than remove it. Any concerns over asbestos should be made to the environmental health department of your district council.

Residents of North Yorkshire can dispose of small quantities of cement bonded asbestos at Harrogate, Malton and Norton, Northallerton, Skipton, Selby, Seamer Carr and Whitby household waste recycling centres.

Policies and guidance

We have pdf icon 24 policies covering the provision of the service [166kb] 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 [337kb] for more details. If, having read the guidance, you need to register with us please complete the pdf icon registration form [37kb].


Any charity, community group or voluntary group transporting waste, whether their own or someone else's, must now register as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency in England. Depending on the activity, this registration may be free of charge. Visit GOV.UK to register as a waste carrier.

Charities are required to show their waste carriers licence certificate to site staff and complete a controlled waste transfer note (available on site) before depositing their waste. Failure to provide the certificate will result in refusal to deposit waste. Please note: a charity disposing of construction and demolition waste is required by the Environment Agency to be registered with an upper tier licence.


This page was last updated on 5 April 2017