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Household waste - disposal sites

Provision of civic amenity sites, known as Household Waste Recycling Centres,  may be used by local residents (usually free of charge) and businesses (usually charged). The sites provide facilities for the collection and recycling of all household and garden waste other than anything which may be considered as hazardous and requiring special treatment. 

There are three Household Waste Recycling Centres in the Harrogate district.

  • Harrogate Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wetherby Road, Harrogate.
  • Ripon Household Waste Recycling Centre, Dallamires Crescent, Dallamires Lane, Ripon.
  • West Harrogate Household Waste Recycling Centre, Penny Pot Lane, Harrogate.

The sites offer facilities for the following:

  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Green waste
  • Rubble & hardcore
  • Furniture
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Large & small electrical appliances
  • Scrap metal
  • Books
  • Telephone directories
  • Textiles & shoes
  • Wood & timber
  • Batteries (including car batteries)
  • Tyres
  • Used engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas bottles
  • Christmas trees
  • Asbestos (Wetherby Road only)


The sites are open every day except Wednesdays.  They are also closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Opening times at all 3 sites are as follows:


  • March 08.30 to 17.00
  • April - September  08.30 to 19.00
  • October  08.30 to 17.00
  • November - February  08.30 to 16.00


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Related Information:

Please note that this service is not provided by Harrogate Borough Council. Further information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council. Please select the link below for further information on their website.

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