Category: Refuse Collection

  • 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…

  • GLASS RECYCLING

    I have received the information below: “To encourage jar and bottle recycling at one of our 700 bottle banks in the city, we’re running a ‘Recycle Your Glass’ campaign for the next 6 weeks in Leeds. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the different types of glass bottles and jars and the locations of…

  • PAPER & CARD RECYCLING – 4 WEEK CAMPAIGN – “RECYCLE ME” – STARTS MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

    I have received the information below from the Council. “To encourage paper recycling from around the home we’re running a ‘Recycle Me’ paper campaign for the next 4 weeks in Leeds, beginning on Monday 4th September. Paper recycling raises awareness of the different types of cardboard and paper that can go in your green bin…

  • CHARGING FOR REPLACEMENT BINS

    I agree with the principle of charging, however, whilst acknowledging the Council do have savings targets that need to be made, we need to be sure that the policy that is being introduced makes sense, is properly communicated and doesn’t adversely affect any one part of the community. In my view the policy is full…

  • BULKY HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION – SERVICE CHANGES FROM MAY

    The Council is introducing charges for bulky household waste collections from May. Details below: Unwanted Household Item Collection Service – Introduction of New, Chargeable Service from May 2017 . In support of our aims to maximise recycling and reuse, a charge is being introduced for households opting to have items collected by the Council instead…

  • GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS AGAIN – FROM MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY

    Please find below information on the recommencement of the fortnightly brown bin collections from Monday 27th February: Dear Councillor, You’ll hopefully be aware that Garden Waste (brown bin) collections start again on Monday (27th February) on existing routes every two weeks and will continue until 2 December. Collection days will be the same as last…

  • METAL MATTERS

    See below, which may be of interest to you. I have received information about the Council’s Metal Matters campaign that begins at the end of February and runs until 12 May 2017. The aim of the campaign is to encourage residents to recycle metal from around the home.  The Council has teamed up AluPro, who…

  • GARDEN WASTE BROWN BIN COLLECTIONS

    I recently argued in Full Council that brown bin garden waste collections should be extended across the whole of Leeds and that developers should be asked to make provision for brown bin collections as part of planning permission for new developments. Currently the council has imposed a moratorium on introducing further collections for residents living…

  • LEEDS BINS APP.

    As you may be aware the Council has developed an App for use on Android and iOs platforms. I recently received an update on how well this app is being used amongst the population of Leeds. Until the beginning of June 2016 the app was promoted via Word of Mouth only until public promotion when…