Category: Refuse Collection

  • 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…

  • ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR REFUSE COLLECTION

    I have received the information below in relation to the Christmas and New Year refuse collections. Arrangements for refuse and recycling collections at Christmas have now been finalised. Collections last year were really successful, so we will be adopting the same approach of pushing collections back by 1 or 2 days. This keeps things simple…

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT

    As a North West Community Committee Environmental Champion I recently received a briefing note detailing what policies the Council had put in place since 2014 to deal with waste. Back in January 2014 it was agreed that one bin would be provided for each of the three waste streams, grey, green and brown, per household…