HOUSEHOLD waste and recycling centres in Ryedale have reverted back to normal opening hours.

The centres in Malton, Thornton-le-Dale and Wombleton had been open seven days a week to help clear the backlog of waste that accumulated during lockdown.

Now the sites will revert to their normal opening hours and days of 8.30am to 5pm, six days a week and will close on Wednesdays, from May 27.

Cllr Andrew Lee, NYCC’s executive member for waste management, said: “I would like to thank the North Yorkshire residents for their understanding, and for playing their part by continuing to recycle and dispose of their waste responsibly and only visiting the sites when they can’t store their waste at home.

“All the sites that have reopened have been managed well by our contractor Yorwaste with new controls to keep the public and staff safe.

“We encourage everyone to continue to reduce, re-use and recycle all they can, and to stay alert, control the virus and save lives.”

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