Staff at the Kia Ripon dealers had to leave the building for a time after the bomb disposal squad were called after a suspicious package was discovered at the Ripon tip behind them on Dallamires Lane.
Although it turned out to be a tin, other businesses were also quickly evacuated.
Ripon Engineering Supplies Ltd posted the following this morning, Friday:
"Sorry our shop closed due to a bomb scare at the tips behind us! Will let you know when we are back."
Resident Richard Egan posted: "Bomb Scare Dallamires Lane
Ripon ... might need to go home early."
Thankfully things for Piccadilly Motors and other local businesses in Ripon are back to normal.