North Yorkshire thanks residents for continued recycling

This story was published 18 September 2020

Residents who have continued to reduce, reuse and recycle despite all that has happened this year are being thanked during Recycle Week (September 21 to 27).

Lady recycling bottles at Northallerton HWRC

Our household waste recycling centres are now open with coronavirus restrictions in place.

Statistics released by Recycle Now show that through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly 9 in 10 households saying they ‘regularly recycle’. 

We are teaming up with Recycle Now to encourage residents to continue this trend. 

North Yorkshire Volunteer Rotters work to promote the 4 Rs (reducing, reusing, recycling and recovery). Get tips on how to reduce food waste, home composting and cutting down on plastic use.

County Councillor Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said: “Recycle Week this year is an opportunity to thank everyone in North Yorkshire for continuing to recycle, whatever their circumstances and to celebrate the way we have all pulled together.

“All our household waste recycling centres are now open but to allow us to operate safely some restrictions are still currently in place.”

Read more information on Recycle Now.