Recycling Area on Southlands

Published: 04 February 2021

A Request from the Mayor

At the Council meeting earlier this week the Council discussed some correspondence from a Parishioner about the untidy state of the recycling area on Southlands, at the bottom of the High Street. A complaint we have received several times from many different sources.

The recycling bins in Southlands are provided by Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) and are for domestic use only. Pateley Bridge retains this facility because we have some residents who do not receive the benefit of a street side recycling collection service. The recycling facility is expensive, and HBC have closed many similar centres throughout the District. We do not want to lose this benefit to our Town, but it will happen if it continues to be abused.

I am aware that, like all of us the weather has recently hindered the collection and emptying of bins, but these images prove that the site is not being used just for recycling but as a general waste tip, this is fly tipping, which is a criminal offence. I am asking everyone to help us in trying to stop this abuse and help us retain, and enjoy this facility for which we all pay for through our HBC rates.

You can report fly tipping by calling 01423 500600, or by email to , more information is available on the HBC website and I urge everyone to try and help reduce the abuse of this area in our Town.

Cllr. Mike Holt.

Mayor of Pateley Bridge.