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Coronavirus: Waste Recycling Centres to accept commercial waste to help businesses reopen

Coronavirus: Waste Recycling Centres to accept commercial waste to help businesses reopen

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 4th July 2020.

Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire will start accepting commercial waste again from today.

  • Commercial waste will be accepted by Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire from today.  
  • It's to support local businesses as they begin to reopen. 
  • All the sites closed temporarily in March.  

It's to support local businesses as they begin to reopen. 

All the County Council's HWRCs closed temporarily in March, in response to government restrictions to protect the public during the Covid-19 pandemic and gradually began to welcome back residents in May. 

With lockdown restrictions easing further and many local businesses reopening on 4th July, the sites will also now allow disposal of some types of commercial waste. 

North Yorkshire County Council accepts certain types of commercial waste for a charge at its household waste recycling centres in North Yorkshire, with the exception of Harrogate Stonefall HWRC.

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

"We are keen to support local businesses as much as possible during this crucial time as many begin trading again as some lockdown restrictions ease. 

"Household Waste Recycling Centres have been working hard to put arrangements in place that will allow the disposal of some commercial waste to resume.

"We ask people observe the guidance in place at HWRCs on social distancing and hygiene to help prevent the spread of the virus."