Category: Refuse Collection

  • 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…

  • Update re Christmas Refuse Collections

    I have received the following update from the Chief Officer (Waste Management): ” You will be aware that the refuse and recycling collection service is currently still in Christmas mode, and is working one day behind on collections until Sunday 7th January 2018. Weights of waste being collected are currently 20-25% higher than usual and…

  • BOTTLE BANKS, POOL – UPDATE

    Further to my previous updates I received about 5 or 6 suggestions for sites for bottle banks in Pool. I asked the Council officers to look into them all. They have come back to me and confirmed that none of the locations identified have been successful, either the officers don’t feel the location would be…

  • CHRISTMAS BIN COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS 25TH DECEMBER TO 7 JANUARY

    Please find below information that is coming out to residents in postcard format to advise of bin collection dates over Christmas and New Year. These are going to be sent to all households, starting next week. The key message is that if your normal collection day falls on Christmas Day then the service will be…