Extra waste

Each year, every home in the Selby district creates about a tonne of rubbish - making the district's residents amongst of the worst in the country for the amount of rubbish they create. As part of our efforts to reduce the amount of rubbish we dump at landfill sites and boost recycling rates we will not collect any rubbish at the side of your bin and the lid must be closed flat.

We will continue to help those, especially larger families, who are recycling as much as they can and still have too much waste for one wheeled bin. We will provide help and advice on waste minimisation and in certain circumstances a larger bin will be provided. But people who will not recycle can expect firm action from the council.

Extra recycling please

Extra paper and cardboard can be put into carrier bags next to your green box. Please ensure all cardboard boxes are flattened to no more than one metre squared. Extra cans and plastics can also be put out in seperate carrier bags but all glass bottles and jars must be put into the blue box. Please do not use black bin liners or cardboard boxes to put out extra materials.

What if my excess waste has not been collected?

You can dispose of excess waste at a household waste and recycling centre. These can be found at

  • Canal Road, Selby
  • Station Road, Tadcaster

What happens if I have a large family?

If there are five or more permanent residents in your household you may qualify to receive a larger bin (360 litre in place of the standard 240 litre). If you find that you are recycling everything that you can but you are filling your refuse bin because the number of people in your household, additional support may be available. This may involve a visit from one of our officers who will assess your waste on site and give you further advice.

In order to qualify for a 360 litre wheeled bin your household needs to meet one of the following criteria:

  • There are five or more people in permanent residence at the property and you are recycling everything you can using our kerbside recycling scheme.
  • There are large quantities of non-hazardous medical waste. Please note that nappies are not medical waste.

Request a large bin if you have a large family (you must provide proof of residency for all members of the household) - doc

Request a large bin if you are producing large amounts of non-hazardous medical waste - doc.