Request to end city scheme

The recycling truck beside the obelisk on the Market Place.
The recycling truck beside the obelisk on the Market Place.

Ripon City Councillors have decided to write to Harrogate Borough Council asking that the mobile recycling scheme on the square be stopped,

At a council committee meeting on Monday, June 20 they agreed to write to the borough council’s environment officers asking them to end the scheme only a month into a planned three month trial and find another site.

The trial began on May 31 and involved a staffed mobile recycling centre visiting the Market Place for three hours on alternate Tuesday mornings.

The aim was to give nearby residents who do not have a kerbside collection service chance to recycle waste.

The market square was chosen after a similar successful scheme in Knaresborough’s market place.