Refuse and recycling

Photo by Richard Flint


For all residents of the parish the garden waste collection is fortnightly on TUESDAYS (excluding December, January and February).

Subscription to the garden waste service for this year runs from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Existing subscribers should receive a letter in March 2021 about the coming year, when you will not need a new plastic tag (just keep the old one on the bin) . These fortnightly brown bin collections will resume in Slingsby, after the winter break, on 9 March 2021.

Our nearest household waste recycling centres are in Malton (Showfield Lane) and Wombleton. There is also one at Thornton-le-Dale.


The collection day for Slingsby and Fryton is Monday. (The calendar will show whether a given collection is waste or recycling.) Garden waste bins (for subscribers) are collected on Tuesday (excl December, January, February) immediately following the recycling collection.

Note that for South Holme the waste/recycling weeks are different.

If in doubt, we suggest you use the dedicated lookup page on the Ryedale website to find your property’s collection calendar:

See below for more info we’ve taken from the Ryedale District Council website.

A printable PDF version of the Slingsby and Fryton calendar can be found HERE

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Garden Waste Service

Since 1 June 2014 collections of garden waste have been a subscription only service. This change does not affect other waste collection services. Garden waste collections will continue to be suspended for the 3 winter months (December, January and February).

If you choose not to subscribe, then you must either take your garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre or compost it at home. We recommend that you retain your brown bin in case you change your mind.

If you are not going to subscribe to the garden waste service, the brown bins remain the property of the Council and at some point in the future will be collected from your property with prior notice. However, if your brown bin is causing an obstruction and you would like it removed, please complete the online form to arrange for it to be collected.

Garden waste should not be placed in your general refuse bin.

If you choose to join the scheme, you will need to display a valid licence on your wheeled bin. A licence will be issued once payment has been received. The annual charge for the year commencing 1 April 2021 has been held at £38.

For how to subscribe and what happens next

please visit the Ryedale District Council website page:

Composting at home

If you would like to try composting more of your garden waste  at home, low cost containers are available now. 

Full information and advice about recycling can be found on Ryedale District Council’s website:

With charges for the brown bin collection now in force (albeit only around £2 a throw), you may want to think about increasing the amount of composting you do at home.

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership website:

Read more and become a recycling expert!