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Commercial waste - disposal sites
North Yorkshire County Council provides facilities to accept certain types of commercial waste at Harrogate (Stonefall) and Northallerton (Yafforth Road) household waste recycling centres. This service is chargeable and there are reduced charges for recyclable materials.
Commercial waste disposal sites are located at:
Harrogate household waste recycling centre
Northallerton household waste recycling centre
What is commercial waste?
For the purpose of using household waste recycling centres, commercial waste is waste arising from:
When is commercial waste accepted?
Commercial waste will only be accepted on a weekday (Monday to Friday) with the exception of Bank Holidays.
All sites are closed Wednesdays and also on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
What you need to do when using household waste recycling centres that accept commercial waste
Any vehicle delivering commercial waste must be registered with us and a proof of registration pass must be displayed. For further details please read the household waste recycling centre user guidance [690kb] [pdf] and registration leaflet.
Why do we charge for commercial waste?
Commercial organisations pay what are known as 'national non domestic rates' for their premises. These rates do not include the collection, reuse, recycling or disposal of waste or for the provision of household waste recycling centres. The charge we make for the recycling or disposal of commercial waste is based upon the cost to North Yorkshire County Council, which varies depending upon the amount and type of waste you deliver.
Ensuring household waste recycling centres are used appropriately
To ensure household waste recycling centres are being used appropriately we are installing an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system which is linked across our sites. This allows us to monitor vehicles using the household waste recycling centres and may also help in the event of any complaint or dispute.
VAT on commercial waste charges
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs contacted all councils at the beginning of February 2011 to tell them that the rate of VAT charged for commercial waste should be immediately reduced to zero. This means that we will no longer charge VAT for commercial waste delivered to North Yorkshire County Council's household waste recycling centres for recycling or disposal.
Commercial waste prices to 31 March 2014