Ryedale District Council

Household waste containers

Information on what types of equipment we supply for refuse and recycling collection and what goes in each container.

 

Black or green wheelie bins

  • Please put non-recyclable waste in your black or green wheelie bin. A 180 litre black wheelie bin is provided as standard (all 240 litre green wheelie bins will be replaced by 180 litre black bins). Smaller 140 litre bins are available on request.
  • Properties unsuitable for wheelie bins or where residents require assistance (due to medical conditions, age etc) will be provided with 52 black liners per year for residual refuse. Properties on liners may be provided with a wheelie bin for storage of the black liners containing non-recyclable waste.
 

Green box

  • Green box for plastic bottles and cans. Cans - mixed cans (food, pet food and drinks) as well as empty aerosols are accepted for recycling. They should be rinsed out if possible. Plastic bottles - Any plastic bottle from the kitchen, utility or bathroom can be recycled. Any other mixed plastics eg. shopping bags, yogurt pots, food containers, clingfilm etc should not be included
  • If required, a lid or net is also available for the box. Please email us or telephone 01653 600666
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Black box

  • Black box for glass. All glass bottles and jars can be recycled. They should be rinsed out if possible. Broken glass, or items such as window glass, mirrors, Pyrex, Vision ware etc should not be included
  • If required, a lid or net is also available for the box. Please email us or telephone 01653 600666
 Black box

Blue bag

  • Re-usable blue bag for paper and cardboard. Newspapers, magazines, greetings cards, cardboard (corrugated boxes of food packaging), telephone books (including Yellow Pages) can be recycled
  • Envelopes, wrapping paper, wallpaper and plastic should not be included
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Brown wheelie bins

  • Provided to those properties subscribing to the garden waste subscription service
  • A 240 litre brown wheelie bin is provided as standard. Smaller 140 litre bins are available on request
  • Properties unsuitable for wheelie bins or where residents require assistance (due to medical conditions, age etc) will be provided with bio-degradable liners for garden waste
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Alternative waste containers

  • For residents who only produce a small volume of waste, a 140 litre bin is available on request, for non-recyclable waste.
  • 30 litre (shopping type) plastic baskets are available for recycling materials, such as glass, cans, paper and plastic bottles These are particularly suited to residents with mobility problems, as they can be carried using one hand.
  • Lids or elasticated nets, to contain materials in kerbside boxes, are available on request.

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Damaged containers

Damaged containers will be replaced free of charge if the damage was as a result of mishandling by collection crews, manufacture or life expectancy. Replacement or repairs for other damage may incur a charge of £28.

To obtain a replacement, please complete our online form or telephone 01653 600666.

Properties unsuitable for wheeled bins

Some terraced or town centre properties are not suitable for wheeled bins, so we will provide 52 liners per year for non-recyclable refuse. Where appropriate these properties may be provided with a wheeled bin for storage purposes only.

Chargeable compostable bags for garden waste are available on subscription.

A maximum of 3 liners per property will be taken at each collection interval.

New properties

Containers for newly built properties will normally be delivered within five working days of a request. Please email us or tel 01653 600666.

The cost of all containers supplied to new developments (5 or more properties) in the District will be recharged to the developer.

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Where do we collect from?

We provide a kerbside waste collection service. Please place all waste containers at the nearest point to the edge of the public highway but make sure that they do not cause an obstruction.

Only correctly presented containers will be collected. If there is a problem finding a suitable location for the container, contact us and an officer will arrange to visit the property to identify a suitable alternative collection point.

Please return the waste containers to a position within the confines of your property on the same day following collection.

Who owns the equipment?

Containers remain the property of Ryedale District Council and must be left at the property when residents move. Residents moving into a previously occupied property should ensure that all containers have been left. Containers for new properties will normally be delivered within five working days.

There is no option to purchase additional containers for recyclable or non-recyclable purposes. Please note that only containers that are issued by the Council will be emptied. Any additional wheeled bins for non-recyclable waste previously purchased by householders from the Council (or obtained from any other source) will not be emptied.

If you have queries or require any further information please email us or telephone 01653 600666.

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Attachments (downloads)
FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Waste_minimisation_leaflet_Dec_2008.pdf)Waste minimisation leaflet83627 kB11-2013
Download this file (What_goes_where_Oct11 .pdf)What goes where - recycling containers21175 kB07-2014

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