Christmas and New Years always puts an extra strain on the bins. Below are details of local recycling and waste collections for areas covered by Harrogate Borough Council as well as Household Waste Recycling Centre opening times and information on how to recycle wrapping paper.
There will be no bin collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day so as a result there will be changes to when your waste will be collected over the holidays. Click here to see when your revised collection date will be. Normal service will resume on Monday 7th January 2019.
If you miss the household waste collection then you may need to visit the Ripon Household Waste Recycling Centre. It will be closed Wednesday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. 8.30am – 4.30pm. Click here for more details including charges for certain materials.
So, can you recycle wrapping paper? The answer is it depends on the type used. Some paper, usually the shiny, foil-type paper, cannot be recycled. Take the “scrunch test” to see what paper you are likely to be able to recycle and remember to remove all sellotape before adding to the recycle bin.
Please note that according to the Harrogate Borough Council “you can take wrapping paper, free of charge, to all household waste recycling centres. If your wrapping paper is unused you can take it for reuse at all sites. If it is unusable it can be placed in the waste for energy recovery skip at all our sites. Used wrapping paper cannot be recycled at our household waste recycling centres.” Visit their website for more information.