Refill Selby

We’re supprting an initiative to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles by encouraging local businesses to sign up to a scheme to allow reusable water bottles to be refilled on their premises.

We're working with Refill to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles. Nationally Refill has launched similar schemes all over the country with thousands of businesses joining their scheme to promote where reusable water bottles can be filled up for free. Those already supporting Refill schemes include Costa, Premier Inn and Trinity Leeds – as well as water companies including Yorkshire Water.

Participating cafés, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, take-aways and other businesses or venues in the town simply put a Refill sticker or poster in their window – alerting customers and passers-by to the fact that they’re welcome to come in and fill up their own re-usable bottle with wonderful Yorkshire tap water … for free! 

There’s also a free Refill rewards app that can be downloaded to smart phones to see where you can Refill on the go in Selby (and beyond) or add new Refill stations yourself! Find out more and download the app at: refill.org.uk

You can also view the Selby businesses who have signed up on our new interactive map

The Council is acting as a local co-ordinator for the scheme. We're talking to groups in Tadcaster and Sherburn to see if we can help set up schemes in those places too. We want to see as many local businesses getting involved as possible.

Why are we doing this? Single-use plastic bottles use up valuable natural resources and generate carbon emissions to make, fill, pack and transport. They also create mountains of waste once we’ve gulped down the contents. Here in the UK, an estimated 800 plastic bottles a minute are either ending up in landfill, or as litter - which will too often make its way into our waterways and out to sea. 

Reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles in our district will have a significant impact on littering and waste. If a class of 30 kids filled-up just once a week instead of buying water or other drinks in single-use plastic bottles, then they would stop almost 1,600 bottles from entering into the waste stream or being littered in our town every year!

We've had a fantastic response so far with lots of local cafes signing up to the scheme however we'd like to add more to the network.

To volunteer and help us sign up even more local businesses please email communications@selby.gov.uk or call Julie on 01757 292087 to find out more.

So which local businesses are already signed up?

The Malt Shovel, Ousegate, Selby

The Drovers Arms,Skipwith

Little Coffee House8 Brook Street, Selby

Costa Coffee Selby

Summit Indoor Adventure

The Cafe @ Selby Train Station

Little Miss Muffins, 21 Gowthorpe, Selby

Micklegate Tea Rooms, Micklegate, Selby

Hope Yard Cafe, Micklegate Selby

Escapologist, New Lane, Selby

The Hub, Market Cross, Selby

Mister Cs, Micklegate, Selby

Regen Centre, Riccall

NFU Mutual, Selby

Market Lane Tea Rooms, Selby

Fresh 4 U Salad Bar, Finkle Street, Selby

Lots of businesses in the Sherburn area are also joining the Refill revolution. The scheme in this area is run by volunteers - find out more by visiting their Facebook page - search  Refill East Leeds Rural.

Castle Inn, Cawood

The Orangery at Lumby Hall

Al's Tyre Shop

Bean In Coffee Shop, Sherburn Industrial Estate

Bert's Barrow Farm Shop

Church Fenton Community Shop 

Fenton Flyer pub

T-post tearoom

Penny's Deli and coffee shop

Fields Garden Centre & Kitchen

Pet's Pantry

Monk Fryston Post Office and Stores

Ulleskelf Arms

Old Girls' School Community Centre

We'd like to thank these local businesses for signing up to the scheme.