THE household waste recycling centre at Settle’s Sowarth Field Industrial Estate has been re-opened by North Yorkshire County Council.

The county council is gradually reopening all of its recycling sites - including at Skipton - with all structured to operate within strict social distancing guidelines, including keeping two metres apart, to maintain the safety of staff and public.

Councillor Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, said: “I am pleased that we continue to move forward, and thank residents for only visiting the sites when they feel it is essential. The 10 sites that re-opened on May 6 have managed to operate well with new controls to keep the public and staff safe. We would like to remind residents that we are currently unable to accept trailers or commercial customers at any of the sites.

“We want the sites to work as efficiently as they can, while prioritising the health and safety of residents and our staff.” Details at: