Category: Refuse Collection

  • CHRISTMAS BIN COLLECTIONS

    The bin collection information at the bottom of this post will be on an A5 postcard that will be going out to inform residents of bin collection dates over Christmas and New Year. These are going to be sent to all households, starting w/c 19th November. There will also be posters and A6 pads being distributed to over…

  • LITTER FREE ADEL GROUP – COMMUNITY LITTER PICK EVENT ON 4TH NOVEMBER

    I have been working with Sandra McLean who has set up the Litter Free Adel Group. She has sent the following message: “The new Litter Free Adel Group are passionate about keeping Adel litter free. Like-minded individuals wanting to change attitudes and behaviours towards littering are taking individual responsibility for keeping the roads they live on…

  • FLY TIPPING

    I have been advised that “domestic waste dumped by a local resident which cost the person a £300 fixed penalty notice. Leeds City Council has a zero tolerance policy to waste being dumped in the street.”    

  • Plastics Recycling

    I have been advised of the information below: “Waste Management has launched a city-wide plastic recycling campaign, which aims to increase the quantity and quality of plastic items collected from households’ green bins and bags. Some interesting facts: Last year in Leeds we recycled almost 4,500 tonnes of plastic – that’s the weight of over…

  • SHREDDED PAPER

    I recently sought clarity on recycling shredded paper. Waste Management Services advised that shredded paper cannot be put into the green bin as this causes problems with the machines when sorting the recyclables. If visiting a Household Waste Sort Site such as Meanwood or Kirkstall etc. shredded paper can be put into the blue paper…

  • RECYCLABLES

    Debates continue as to what can and cannot be recycled and why supermarkets have packaging that cannot be recycled thus adding to the problem in addition to difficulties in being able to see what markings are on plastic packaging in order to decide whether it can go in the green bin or not. I have…

  • NEW CHARGES FOR INERT WASTE DISPOSAL – RESPONSE TO SUNDAY TIMES ARTICLE

    A number of residents contacted me following the Council’s announcement to charge residents for taking inert waste to the recycling/sort sites in Leeds as they had seen an article in the Sunday Times in respect of these charges. Set out below is the response I received from the Council officers: “In response to the enquiry,…

  • The Great British Spring Clean

    I have been asked to circulate the information below: “You may be aware that it’s the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean  on the weekend of 2nd-4th March. We’d really appreciate it if you could help to spread the word about this event to any groups or individuals who may be interested in supporting…

  • Charges for inert waste, plasterboard and tyres at Household Waste Recycling Sites

    I have been sent the information below: “You will be aware from last year’s 2017/18 budget proposals to Executive Board that, due to the on going financial pressures, we are planning to introduce charges at our household waste recycling sites for inert wastes (rubble, soil, etc.), plasterboard and tyres. These charges will come into effect…

  • REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICE – HOLTDALES

    You may have seen a Facebook Site saying that Green Bins are to be introduced on the Holtdales. This is not correct, see the Official position below: “Firstly, I’ve raised this with customer services as they have clearly made a mistake, and then when asked to confirm absolutely, have then repeated the mistake to the…