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WATCH: Harrogate residents encouraged to recycle

WATCH: Harrogate residents encouraged to recycle

Published at 6:10am 24th September 2018. (Updated at 9:02am 27th February 2019)

People in Harrogate are being encouraged to continue recycling as part of the national recycling week campaign.

Now in its 15th year, the aim of this year’s recycling week is to thanks residents for their efforts so far and to remind them what can and can’t be recycled.

In the Harrogate District the following items can be recycled in recycling boxes:

• Glass jars and bottles (any colour of glass)
• Empty aerosol cans
• Food/drink cans
• Clean foil and foil trays
• Plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, etc
• Cardboard drink cartoons

The following items can be recycled in blue bags:
• Mixed paper (newspapers, magazines, shredded paper, office paper any colour, clean paper bags, envelopes including window, wrapping paper, junk mail, telephone directories and catalogues)
• Card (cereal boxes, ready meals packaging, greetings cards, egg boxes, etc.)

As part of the week a number of roadshow events are taking place to spead the word about how and why we need to recycle. 


• Monday 24 September at Nidderdale Show, Pateley Bridge

• Tuesday 25 September at Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate

• Wednesday 26 September at Knaresborough Market

• Thursday 27 September at Ripon Market

• Friday 28 September Civic Centre, Harrogate



Councillor Andy Paraskos, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment, waste reduction and recycling, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who week-in, week-out continue to put out their black boxes and blue bags full of recycling. By doing this we’re all reducing the amount of rubbish that goes into our wheelie bin, but I know we can all do that little bit more.”

“We all live busy lives but recycling week is an ideal time for us to take a fresh look at our recycling habits, see if there are any opportunities to recycle more and order more containers to collect it in if we need to.”


Further information on how residents can recycle in the district is available on the council’s website at: