North Yorkshire steps up the fight against climate change

This story was published 20 September 2021

Residents are being urged to take action to protect our environment through better recycling habits during Recycle Week (September 20 to 26).

North Yorkshire Rotters

Our waste management service has teamed up with Recycle Now to remind residents what can be recycled at its 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

This includes textiles, fluorescent tubes, low energy lightbulbs, all types of batteries and broken electrical items such as TVs, hairdryers, toasters and vacuum cleaners.

Every site now has a signed container for reusable items which are taken to the not-for-profit organisation The Recycle Project in York to be upcycled, refurbished, used for community projects or sold on in their new shop located on Yorvale Business Park.

County Councillor Derek Bastiman, Executive Member for Waste Management, said: “This year Recycle Week is focussed on how recycling can help fight climate change and limit the pressure we put on the planet through our use of natural resources.

“Here in North Yorkshire it’s no different – more of us are recycling but there are some items that you might not have realised that you can recycle at all of our HWRCs. We are using this week to highlight the threat of climate change and remind people that recycling is one of the easiest ways to tackle it.”

The North Yorkshire Rotters will be promoting recycling, home composting and food waste prevention on:

  • Wednesday, September 22, at Northallerton Market from 9am to 2pm
  • Friday, September 24, at Skipton Market from 9am to 4pm

The Rotters are also offering Zoom talks on home composting. To book a talk for your group either virtually or in person please contact Jeff Coates the Volunteer Coordinator on 01609 797212 or email

See more information on the Rotters and what volunteering opportunities are available.

Find out more about Recycle Week.