Thornhill Recycling Site

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Opening Times

  • Monday 12.15pm-6pm
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 12.15pm-6pm
  • Friday 12.15pm-6pm
  • Saturday 12.15pm-6pm
  • Sunday 12.15pm-6pm

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Thornhill Recycling Site specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Scarborough Hotel, The Town, Thornhill, WF12 0QX.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Glass

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

The Recycling Bank is for use with residents from the local area to dispose of their recyclable items, and is controlled by Kirklees Council Waste Management Disposal Services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Thornhill Recycling Site is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 12.15pm-6pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 12.15pm-6pm
  • Friday: 12.15pm-6pm
  • Saturday: 12.15pm-6pm
  • Sunday: 12.15pm-6pm

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Thornhill Recycling Site can be contacted on 01924 463297 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

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Frequently asked questions about Thornhill Recycling Site

What goes in green recycling box?

Green recycling bins are typically the designated bins for depositing recyclable glass materials. However, this may vary depending on the municipality in which you are located. For example, in some municipalities the green color in the containers is used for dry recyclable materials.

It’s important not to confuse containers for glass recyclables or dry recyclables with wheelie bins that are for green yard waste.

To be sure of what you should deposit in your green container, you can contact your nearest recycling center and obtain more detailed information.

How much recycling is actually recycled?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.

What is the recycling symbol?

Recycling symbols are those images that appear on all kinds of products, articles and packaging so that consumers know what type of waste they are (recyclable or non-recyclable) and what material they are made of.

Recycling symbols are important because they guide us to manage our waste well. However, there are some products and packaging that have not been properly labeled and do not contain a recycling label.

If you have waste that you don’t know how to classify, contact your nearest recycling center.

What time does the recycling centre close?

The disposable materials that we generate in our homes, depending on whether they are treated correctly or not, end up in landfills or household waste recycling centers.

A landfill is a site designated to dispose of the waste we generate. Typically, at these designated sites, large holes are built into which garbage is buried.

The recycling centers or household waste recycling centers, are places where recyclable waste is collected, separated and laid up, to be later transferred to another area or facility for recycling or transformation.

What goes in the brown recycling bin?

Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:

The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Food cans
  • Beverage cans
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Aluminum foil (including trays)
  • Glass bottles and jars

However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.



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