Category: Refuse Collection

  • BIN COLLECTION OVER THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD

    I have concerns about bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period after it emerged instructions posted on residents’ bins may have been washed away in bad weather. I have been approached by residents on the Holtdale Estate after reports that important information on festive collection times was ruined in the rain, some dropped…

  • RECYCLING

    RECYCLING You may recently have read in the news that the current administration in the Council are seeking to try new ways of increasing recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. One of the suggestions is to have fortnightly bin collections of your black and green bins. I applaud efforts to increase…

  • WASTE SOLUTION FOR LEEDS – RESIDUAL WASTE TREATMENT PFI PROJECT

    A report is going to the Executive Board of Leeds City Council on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 in respect of the above. Please click on the link below to access the report: http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=61214 http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=61215  

  • Residual Waste Treatment Project /Incinerator

    I have been advised by Leeds City Council of the following information: Residual Waste Treatment Project Frequently Asked Questions Background 1. Why the Council needs residual waste treatment? At the moment, most ofLeeds’ waste is still buried in the ground.  Burying rubbish costs huge amounts of money, and the bill to the Council is going…

  • Recycling Project in the Holtdales and Holt Farms

    I recently met with Council Officers and Local Housing Officers to discuss the feedback from the recent consultation exercise. The update from this meeting is as follows: “The communal recycling within the Holtdale/Holt Farm area has been agreed.  Further clarity is to be sought on the location of two sites (Holtdale Lawn and Holt Farms) –…

  • Refuse Collection Issues

    I have made several comments in the Press, at Council meetings and provided responses to the many emails and letters I have received about the ongoing problems with the Refuse Collection Service. Set out below are some extracts of these:  “Questions really need to be asked about the strategic and political leadership of the city’s…

  • Disposal of Christmas Trees

    I know you have probably not even put your tree up yet but I have received the following response to my request for information on disposal of trees when the time comes: “I understand you were enquiring about the disposal of the above after the Christmas festivities are at an end, as in previous years…

  • Press Release – Refuse Collection

    I recently issued the press release below in respect of refuse collection: Failure on 48 hour bin pledge Bin Route Crisis enters a fifth week Despite assurances from the ruling administration that the city’s bin collection chaos would be resolved within 48 hours – the problems have continued well into this week. Complaints from angry…

  • Refuse Collection update

    Since the start of the new collection rounds I have received many complaints from residents about late service or no service at all. I would be pleased if you would continue to let me know about any problems you are experiencing with the service. If you have a pull-out service and for some reason this…

  • Bungled bin collections cause anger

    I have recently issued the following press release. The introduction of new bin collection days is causing anger throughout Leeds as the Council’s failure to properly inform residents has led to chaos.  In some parts of the city residents have not been informed of their new collection day until the day before the change was…