Local Recycling Bring Sites/Banks
The majority of recycling bring sites within Craven are closing from November 30, 2016.
A consultation carried out earlier this year found that more than 95 per cent of respondents would use alternative recycling services such as the household recycling services, other recycling centres, or charity shops, if their local bring site was closed.
Councillors agreed to remove the majority of bring sites at a Policy Committee meeting in October this year.
Six bring sites will remain in place. These are:
- Grasmere Close car park, High Bentham
- Main Street car park, Embsay
- Glusburn Institute car park, Glusburn
- Whitefriars car park, Settle
- Community Centre car park, Ingleton
- Coach Street car park, Skipton
The council has been operating bring site recycling facilities throughout the district since 1970, many of which are located in car parks and at licensed premises and campsites, but demand has reduced in recent years.
These are separate to local tips/household waste recycling centres provided by North Yorkshire County Council such as Skibeden in Skipton and Settle HWRC, which will remain in place, as will the collection points run by Tesco and Morrisons in Skipton.
Wyn Ashton, Environmental Services & Housing Manager, said: "The extension of kerbside recycling to all properties in Craven in 2010 has resulted in a decreased demand for bring site use by residents. Recent inspection of these facilities has also revealed significant abuse by commercial entities.
"Consequently, an extensive consultation of the bring sites and their use was undertaken in the summer of this year.
"The consultation findings were put to the Policy Committee, and after careful consideration it was decided that the majority of bring sites could be removed."
Businesses who use the bring sites are being advised that they can take up a Trade Waste collection with Craven District Council, which offers chargeable fortnightly collections of mixed recycling (glass/cans/plastics), and paper/cardboard for local businesses.
Owners of sites where the containers are located on private land are being notified by letter that the containers are scheduled for removal.
Residents are also being informed of the closure of bring sites with stickers being placed on containers due to be removed. These also explain alternative recycling options.
Closures of the bring sites will begin on November 30, and all sites scheduled for closure will be removed by the end of December.
For more details of trade waste collections or any other queries, please contact the council's Waste Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 01756 706429.
From November 30th you will still be able to recycle the following items at these sites:
Paper & Cardboard
Tins & Cans (also includes for plastic bottles types 1 & 2 only)
EMBSAY Village Hall Car Park
GLUSBURN Glusburn Institute
HIGH BENTHAM Grasmere Close Car Park
INGLETON Community Centre Car Park
SETTLE Whitefriars Car Park
SKIPTON Coach Street Car Park
SKIPTON Morrison's Superstore
SKIPTON TESCO'S Superstore
SKIPTON Skibeden HWRC (Harrogate Road) - info at North Yorkshire County Council
SETTLE HWRC (Sowarth Ind Est) - info at North Yorkshire County Council
All household battery types (except car batteries) can be recycled in the dedicated bins, This includes both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries and battery packs from electronic and electrical equipment. It doesn't matter if the batteries are full, completely discharged or only part used.
Batteries that can be recycled are those which are:
- batteries which an average person could carry in one hand without difficulty - single cell batteries, such as AA, AAA, button and 'square' batteries regardless of whether they are single use or rechargeable
- used by consumers or professionals in mobile telephones, portable computers, cordless power tools, toys and household appliances.
You can recycle your household batteries at the following sites:
- Ingleton - Community Centre
- Bentham - Town Hall
- Skipton - Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square
- Skipton - Craven Swimming Pool
- Skipton - Town Hall
Please take car or other vehicle batteries to your nearest household waste recycling centre.
Bulky domestic waste items
Large items like old cookers and washing machines can be disposed of at the sites at Skibeden in Skipton and Sowarth Field in Settle, both sites operated by North Yorkshire County Council
To find your nearest bring site, please see our list of sites above. Alternatively click on our downloadable version.
If you find any problems with any of our recycling bring sites, please contact Customer Services on 01756 700600.