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Household Waste Recycling Centres

Find out about Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) provided by North Yorkshire County Council, and bring sites.

There are two Household Waste Recycling Centres in Craven.  These sites are operated by North Yorkshire County Council and are located at:

  • Sowarth Field Industrial Estate, Settle, BD24 9AB
  • Skibeden, A59 Harrogate Road, Skipton, BD23 6AB


You can take most types of household wastes for safe disposal/or recycling.  This includes waste that we are unable to collect from the kerbside as part of the bulky household waste collection service.

Opening times

April to September 8.30 am - 5.00 pm (open every day except Wednesday)
October to March 8.30 am - 4.00 pm (open every day except Wednesday)

Sites are closed every Wednesday, and on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Charges for waste

All residents are charged for the disposal of hardcore, rubble, plasterboard and tyres delivered to household waste recycling centres.

For further information regarding these sites, please visit North Yorkshire household waste sites website or call 01609 534527.

There is one former CDC bring site remaining in Craven, in Main Street car park, Embsay.

There are also bring sites at Tesco and Morrisons in Skipton.

Bring sites in Grasmere Close car park, High Bentham, Glusburn Institute car park, Glusburn, Whitefriars car park, Settle, Community Centre car park, Ingleton and Coach Street car park, Skipton, have now been removed due to abuse by commercial businesses and the provision of kerbside recycling to all properties.

You can recycle the following items at the sites below:


cartons Cartons
bottles Glass
 washing machineLarger items
paper Paper & Cardboard
 tinsTins & Cans (also includes for plastic bottles types 1 & 2 only


EMBSAY Village Hall Car Park paperbottlestinstextilesshoes

SKIPTON Morrisons Superstore paperbottlestinstextilesshoesbook
SKIPTON TESCO Superstore  paperbottlestinstextilesshoesbook

SKIPTON Skibeden HWRC (Harrogate Road) washing machine  - info at  North Yorkshire County Council

SETTLE HWRC (Sowarth Ind Est) washing machine  - info at  North Yorkshire County Council

If you find any problems with any of our recycling bring sites, please contact Customer Services on 01756 700600.

batteryHousehold batteries

All household battery types (except car batteries) can be recycled in the dedicated bins,  This includes both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries and battery packs from electronic and electrical equipment.   It doesn't matter if the batteries are full, completely discharged or only part used.

Batteries that can be recycled are those which are:

  • batteries which an average person could carry in one hand without difficulty - single cell batteries, such as AA, AAA, button and 'square' batteries regardless of whether they are single use or rechargeable
  • used by consumers or professionals in mobile telephones, portable computers, cordless power tools, toys and household appliances.

You can recycle your household batteries at the following sites:

  • Ingleton - Community Centre
  • Bentham - Town Hall
  • Skipton - Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square
  • Skipton - Craven Swimming Pool
  • Skipton - Town Hall

Please take car or other vehicle batteries to your nearest household waste recycling centre.