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North Yorkshire consults on household hazardous waste

North Yorkshire County Council has launched a consultation on how hazardous waste collection services should be provided.

Currently there is a home collection service for residents with hazardous waste which needs to be disposed of safely.

This includes wastes such as white spirit; some paints and paint cleaners; weed killers and pesticides; brake fluid and anti-freeze.

Potential options for future collection and disposal services, include:

  • accepting these wastes at the county’s household waste recycling centres
  • charging for home collection services for some or all types of hazardous waste
  • ceasing to provide a home collection service for some or all types of hazardous waste

Executive member for waste management Andrew Lee said the proposals come 10 years after the service was introduced.

“The time is right to look at other ways of providing a service so that we can ensure residents are still able to dispose of hazardous waste safely, and also to make sure we do so in the most cost-efficient way,” he said.

Partner organisations are also being consulted about the service.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 10 July and can be completed online at




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