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Ryedale District Council Dont Be A Waster - 1 Piece of Rubbish poster

Don’t be a Waster – Reduce Reuse Respect – #1 piece of rubbish new social media initiative

Ryedale District Council has started their major new Don’t be a Waster campaign by focussing on litter in the district. The #1PieceofRubbish initiative asks residents to pick up one piece of rubbish and put it in the bin. And if they share pictures of them doing so – via social media or email – they […]

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New arrangements for garden waste collection

From Ryedale District Council: From March, garden waste collection days are changing as part of Ryedale District Council’s efforts to make the most of each and every taxpayers’ pound.These changes will enable the Council to run the service more efficiently, which helps to minimise costs for everyone, whilst maintaining the overall standard of the service. A […]

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Waste collection over the holiday period

All Ryedale District Council collections of domestic waste will be one day later than usual in the weeks beginning December 26 and January 2. So, for Kirkbymoorside, cans, plastic bottles, glass, paper and card, etc, will be collected on Tuesday December 26, and ordinary refuse on Tuesday January 3.  You can see a full timetable […]

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This week’s good cause (49/52): Freegle

The week when Kirkbymoorside should have seen the autumn Give or Take Day (postponed due to renovations in the Memorial Hall) seems like a good time to showcase another organisation devoted to keeping stuff out of landfill. “Freegle” promotes reuse by enabling people to give away and get things for free online in their local […]

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Show recycling challenge

by Erica Rose   Well, here are three happy faces! That’s because they’ve just helped save these six wheelie bin loads of recyclables from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show. June Emerson, Steve Skelton and Chris Helliwell (pictured) joined me along with Helmsley residents Anne Stewart and Jean Marsden, making six of us in all […]

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Practical action to boost recycling – join us next Tuesday!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th and retrieve recyclables […]

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Resource Rescue after Ryedale Show – join us!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th […]

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Changes to waste recycling centre arrangements

North Yorkshire County Council has made some changes to the way they operate the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) network* to reduce costs in response to tightening budgets. These include charging for the acceptance of tyres, and the new opening hours across all sites of 8:30am to 5.00pm from April to September and 8:30am to […]

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Dispose of your Christmas tree responsibly

Still have a Christmas tree to dispose of? Please don’t follow the example of one thoughtless person who simply abandoned their tree in the Old Road Play Area for someone else to deal with! Apparently lions love to play with Christmas trees, and goats will eat them, but if neither of these creatures is roaming […]

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Old spectacles wanted

Did you know that you can drop off any old pairs of spectacles at Towlers the Chemist? They are happy to collect them on behalf of the Rotary Club who get them assesssed and sent overseas.

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Help keep Ryedale Show’s recyclables out of landfill!

Hundreds of plastic bottles and drinks cans will be left behind by Ryedale Show visitors – but willing hands on Wednesday can help to make sure they go into RECYCLING and not into landfill.

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Rubbish reminder

Monday is of course a public holiday, so don’t forget that Ryedale District Council’s refuse collection in Kirkbymoorside will take place one day late, on Tuesday.  This collection will be re-cyclables, in accordance with the normal pattern.

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Reminder to renew garden waste collection licences

From Ryedale District Council: Residents are reminded they will need to renew their subscriptions for garden waste collections for the period April 2015 to March 2016. The current green licences are valid until 31 March; after this date a new white licence will need to be purchased and displayed to ensure collections continue after 1 […]

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Garden waste collection resumes early March

From Ryedale District Council: For residents subscribing to the Council’s garden waste service, collections will re-start in the week commencing Monday 2 March 2015, following the winter shutdown. Your green licence is valid for collections up until the end of March 2015, so please leave it affixed to your bin. You will need to renew […]

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Christmas recycling, part two

Yesterday was Twelfth Night, which traditionally marks the end of the Christmas season: all over for another year, and now you are perhaps surrounded by ‘stuff’ and wondering what to do with some of it. Live Christmas trees are the bulkiest item to dispose of, and the continued success of Kirkby’s public trees-in-brackets scheme suggests […]

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Christmas recycling, part one

Christmas recycling? Christmas isn’t even close yet! No, but cards are starting to arrive, so now is the time to remember about saving the used postage stamps.  Cut them off the envelope, pop them somewhere safe, and after Christmas you can take the whole lot to the Age UK shop in the Market Place for […]

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Compost bin sale

Has the charge for removal of garden waste encouraged you to think of composting at home? If so, you will welcome the news that Ryedale Council, in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership (YNYWP), is holding a one day sale of compost bins from only £8. Check the price of bins from […]

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Hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste disposal

There is now a charge for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste types. This type of waste, created from improvements, repairs and alterations to a home or domestic property is not household waste and we have no legal duty to accept it. See our hardcore and rubble page for more information on the […]

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Last call for ‘brown bin’ licences

Charges for garden waste collections started on 1 June 2014, so your brown bin will now need to display a chargeable licence if future collections are required. Ryedale District Council reports excellent participation in the scheme, with residents from over 10,600 households – 44% of properties in the District – subscribing. There are now just […]

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Ryedale District Council wasting resources

Today I received a letter, as did many others, from Ryedale District Council regarding the Gladman appeal. Page 2 of this letter only had the signature of the sender, leaving the rest an expensive blank page. We are asked by our Councils to recycle our paper, while at the same time they not only waste […]

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Not happy with green waste collection service

This morning’s post brought the expected but most unwelcome letter from Ryedale District Council about the green waste collection service. We are asked to pay £27 this year and £36 next year for a hitherto free service, one that ensures garden waste is properly reused. But what do we get for our money? Certainly not […]

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Garden waste collections

Garden waste collection resumes next Monday, March 10, so if you have filled your brown bin over winter, don’t forget to put it out. Collection will continue fortnightly thereafter, but from June this year garden waste recycling will become a chargeable service. The charge will be £27 for the period June 2014 to March 2015, […]

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Win a compost bin

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, in its bid to get people composting at home in 2014, is running a competition to give people the chance to win a compost bin and caddy worth over £30. There are 100 compost bins and caddies to be won. The competition will run for 8 weeks from […]

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The last word on Christmas recycling

We’ve already posted items about trees and cards. Now here’s our final round-up of post-Christmas recycling. If you have been unlucky enough to receive a gift that doesn’t appeal, remember that tastes vary, it will appeal to someone else, and the Age UK or Children in Distress shops in the market place will be happy […]

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Recycle your Christmas tree

Wondering what to do with your old live Christmas tree now that the festivities are over? Far and away the best use was reported on the BBC News: Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire gives them to their lions, which appear to get high on them in the same way your domestic cat does on catnip! Failing […]

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Recycling Christmas cards

Twelfth night tomorrow, and the time, traditionally, to take down your Christmas cards and decorations. You can, of course, just put your cards in the paper and cardboard recycling bag. We’re advised by the re-cycling unit at Ryedale District Council that if any plastic bits can be removed easily, then that will help enormously, but […]

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Garden waste over winter

From Ryedale District Council As part of the Council’s corporate efficiency programme, all collections of garden waste stop during December, January and February and re-start on Monday, 3 March 2014. “The continued and unprecedented scale of cuts in Government funding means that increasingly difficult decisions now have to be taken by the Council regarding delivery […]

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Plastic recycling

Confused about plastic recycling? So was I, but I found this helpful explanation on what plastic can be recycled and why, on the Ryedale District Council web site. What types of plastic can I recycle? The Council only collects plastic bottles (not mixed plastics) for recycling. Plastic bottle tops can also be included for recycling. […]

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Council to charge for garden waste removal

Ryedale District Council has agreed to introduce an annual charge of £27 for emptying a green bin – the one used for garden waste. While the charge will be voluntary, the authority has warned that the income is needed to protect the service, which it is not obliged to provide because of its “non-statutory” status. […]

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Next ‘Give & Take Day’ – Sunday 27th October

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