Category: Refuse Collection

  • FORTNIGHTLY BROWN BIN COLLECTION STARTS MONDAY 4TH MARCH

    I have had a number of enquiries from residents asking when the brown bin collection service will resume. Below is the link to the Council’s webpage where you can put in your postcode and then see the future dates and when your individual street’s brown bin collection will start. Brown bin collections will be starting…

  • MISSED REFUSE COLLECTIONS IN POOL TODAY

    I am advised of the following Route Failure for refuse collections that should have taken place today. End of Service for 31/12/2018 Street events: Street Street Ward Event Type Work Pack SANDY LOBBY Adel and Wharfedale ROUTE FAILURE KNOW-01-F02-WK3-311218 CHAPEL HILL ROAD Adel and Wharfedale ROUTE FAILURE KNOW-01-F02-WK3-311218 OLD POOL BANK Adel and Wharfedale ROUTE…

  • 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…