Hambleton’s chain of recycling centres close by the end of this month.
The District Council is withdrawing the banks at the 180 town and village sites across the district – saving almost £60,000 from the town sites alone.
The Household Waste Recycling Centres operated by North Yorkshire County Council remain in place along with the site at Sainsburys in Northallerton.
With each home now using a third wheelie bin to collect more cardboard, plastics, cartons, cans, paper and glass at the kerbside, there is no need for the mini sites.
Over the last few weeks the banks at village halls, parishes, schools and pubs have been removed – village halls and schools will have their own kerbside wheeled bins in order to recycle like home owners. Pubs and owners of other sites have been given details of commercial operators that collect recycled material.
“The new recycling scheme provides enough capacity for people to recycle at home so these sites are no longer needed. We can also make significant savings – the costs of servicing them is high – and that helps us provide more recycling at the kerbside,” said Cabinet Member, Councillor Brian Phillips.