Potential impact of roadworks on waste and recycling collections

There may be delays to some waste and recycling collections as major roadworks take place on the A19 in the Selby district.

Significant repairs are shortly being carried out by North Yorkshire County Council to Chapel Haddlesey Bridge which will result in a full road closure for 12 weeks from 1 October.  Diversions will be in place but the road closure is likely to have an impact on waste collection in a number of areas.

The diversion routes include a low bridge which is unsuitable for refuse and recycling wagons or a detour of 26 miles each way along the M62.

Executive member, Cllr Chris Pearson explained: “We have been working with Amey to identify alternative routes which we hope will reduce the impact on rounds.  The route we have identified (via Birkin and Beal) will add approximately 20 minutes each way to each round operating in this area but until the closure is in place we won’t know exactly what impact it will have. 

“There may be delays to rounds on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and we may need to make some temporary day changes  - including potential Saturday work.  We are making all parishes and ward councillors in the affected areas aware of the potential disruption and we’re letting local residents know this could impact their collections.”

The areas that may be affected are:


Chapel Haddlesey

Cridling Stubbs


Heck (incl Great Heck and Little Heck)


Hirst Courtney



Kirk Smeaton

Little Smeaton

Temple Hirst

Walden Stubbbs

West Haddlesey



If changes need to be made to collection days, residents will be informed in writing.

Cllr Pearson added, “We will be monitoring the situation on a weekly basis to ensure residents are kept informed of the impact on their collections.”

North Yorkshire County Council have confirmed the start of Monday 1 October and finishing on 21 December 2018, a total of 12 weeks. 

Highways information can be found on their website including details of changes to bus routes and school buses.