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West Harrogate recycling centre reverts to Wednesday closures

West Harrogate recycling centre reverts to Wednesday closures

Published by Lisa Darvill at 6:52am 30th June 2020.

The West Harrogate household waste recycling centre will now close on Wednesdays again from this week (1 July)

  • It had stayed open on Wednesdays after reopening in May 
  • That's because Harrogate's other site, Harrogate Stonefall, was still shut 
  • Now that's reopened the county council says demand is dropping 
  • There are still restrictions in place due to coronavirus 

All the County Council’s HWRCs closed temporarily in March in response to Government restrictions to protect the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. They underwent a phased reopening in May.

All other HWRCs reverted to their usual six-day opening in May, but West Harrogate stayed open on Wednesdays to increase people's opportunity to dispose of their waste, whilst Harrogate’s other site, Harrogate Stonefall, remained shut.

However, following the reopening of Harrogate Stonefall earlier this month, the county council says demand at West Harrogate has started to decline. The mobile HWRC service also resumed this month, with sites within Harrogate district.

Cllr Andrew Lee, Executive Member for Waste Management, said:

“As we are no longer experiencing long queues for this site, we can return to the normal opening days. The tonnages and users of West Harrogate are dropping because Harrogate Stonefall has now re-opened, so we are continuing to return to business as usual.”

There are still some restrictions at HWRCs, so customers are advised to check the county council’s website for details