N Yorks Survey about Household Waste

North Yorkshire Council collects around 310,000 tonnes of household waste each year from over 300,000 properties. About 45 per cent of this is reused, recycled or composted.

As part of Let’s Talk Local and Let’s Talk Money, you told us that we should focus on providing the best value for money and tackling climate change. At the moment there are seven different ways of collecting your recycling. Having just one way of doing this would be more efficient and give you better value for money.

Like you, we want to keep our county attractive and clean so everyone can enjoy it.

Collectively, by reducing waste and increasing our recycling, we can help conserve our natural resources, protect our ecosystems, save energy, and support our ambitions of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2040.

We know this is an important subject, so please tell us about your rubbish and recycling, so we can look at what we can all do to help achieve our goals.

There are several ways you can take part in Let’s Talk Rubbish:

You can fill in an online survey here https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/LetsTalk  – the survey is on Commonplace, which is a safe and easy-to-use online tool used to engage with communities, by over 250 organisations including neighbouring councils in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

If you would prefer, you can pick up a paper copy from your local library, leisure centre or main local office and return it in the envelope provided.

You can also email letstalk@northyorks.gov.uk  or call 0300 131 2 131 (please say ‘Let’s Talk’ when prompted) to request a survey.

You can write to:

Let’s Talk, North Yorkshire Council,

County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD