Search site

Recycling, Rubbish and Waste Latest News

See the latest news on Recycling, Rubbish and Waste.


New Business Waste Handbook

An updated version of the pdf icon Business Waste Handbook (2nd edition) [4Mb] is now available to help local businesses manage their waste correctly and save money. It has been estimated that waste can cost companies about 4% of turnover. This handbook contains tips on how to reduce waste and ensure that all legal obligations are met.

Craven in the top 5 best Councils' for low level of fly tipping

A recent survey carried out by Any junk on fly tipping across local authorities has revealed that Craven is in the top 5 of the best council boroughs in England for lack of fly-tipping (based on the number of fly-tipping incidents) which is a fantastic achievement.

Any Junk surveyed 316 Councils in England under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the number of incidents, costs and prosecutions.  Their Fly-tipping report 2012 also reveals the best and worst areas in Britain for fly tipping.

Home Compost bin scheme for 2012 is launched

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership are again offering North Yorkshire residents the chance to purchase low cost compost bins. The compost converter compost bins are available in two sizes, 220 litres and 330 litres. For more information on the offer and to purchase a compost bin, please see Recycling - composters.

Community Bulb Recycling Alliance (CoBRA) - Recruiting Volunteers

This scheme has been launched in partnership between WEEE compliance scheme Recolight and Cornish-based community recycling scheme CoBRA. The CoBRA scheme is recruiting community volunteers to take responsibility for collecting used low-energy light bulbs for recycling at local sites such as community centres, post offices and shops.

Volunteers are provided with specially-designed containers, which can each store around 80 waste low-energy light bulbs. When they are full, the containers are taken by the volunteers to a central bulking-up point, for collection by Recolight.

With traditional incandescent light bulbs being gradually phased out by 2012, volumes of low-energy bulbs are expected to increase significantly over the next few years. These new light bulbs are classified as hazardous waste as they contain Mercury, should not go into landfill, due to the contamination it would cause. When the bulbs are recycled, the Mercury element can be safely removed, allowing for correct disposal, or re-use.

For further information on the scheme and to sign up as a volunteer visit

Donate your unwanted furniture

Craven Recycled Furniture Centre is now open to the public. Residents can donate their unwanted items such as settees, tables, fridges, washing machines etc. They provide a free collection service if they can re-use the items, but there is a charge to deliver the goods to your home. Please note there are certain items they will not collect. For more details on opening times etc please visit their website or call 01756 799099.

Craven Recycled Furniture Centre, as of January 1, 2016, has taken up temporary accommodation at Shaw House, Goulbourne Street, Keighley, BD21 1PG, Tel: 01756 799099. This is a temporary arrangement until they move into new accommodation in Skipton in Feb/March 2016.