Residents in west, north west and north east Leeds are being asked to be on the lookout for their new bin service information packs.
The handy guide to the new alternate weekly bin collections will be landing on people’s doorsteps over the coming weeks, with the service due to start from Monday 18 November.
The information packs are being delivered to around 100,000 residents who will be the next to benefit from the more frequent green bin collections.
The packs explain how people can recycle more with their green bins being emptied one week and their black bins emptied the next week. They’ll also receive information on the days and dates of their collections.
Once the service is rolled out to 80% of suitable residential properties across the city, the council will be able to save an estimated £2.5 million by recycling waste instead of having to pay taxes to bury the otherwise recyclable materials in the city’s landfill sites.
As well as making Leeds cleaner and greener, the money saved can be invested in other council services.
Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said:
“The information pack is your indispensable guide to the new bin service. It contains everything you need to help you prepare for the upcoming changes and make the most of the opportunity to recycle more at home.
“Please do look out for yours. Anyone wishing to get a head start on their recycling journey can make full use of the wealth of information that’s also available on our website.”
In addition to the information pack and website, the council’s team of expert recycling advisers will be running roadshows and providing face-to-face support. You can meet the advisers on:
Saturday 2 November, 10am – 4pm at Asda Living, West Side Retail Park, Leeds Road, Guiseley
Tuesday 5 November, 2 – 4pm at Cookridge Methodist Church Hall, Otley Old Road, Cookridge
Thursday 7 November, 10am – 2pm at Bramley Library, Hough Lane, Bramley
Friday 8 November, 10am – 4pm at Asda Living, West Side Retail Park, Leeds Road, Guiseley
Saturday 9 November, 10am – 4pm at Bramley Shopping Centre, Town Street, Bramley
Monday 11 November, 10am – 4pm at the main shopping area, New Road Side, Horsforth
Wednesday 13 November, 10am – 4pm at the main shopping area, Town Street, Horsforth
Thursday 14 November, 11am – 1pm at the shopping area on Silk Mill Drive, Weetwood
Friday 15 November, 11am – 1pm at the shopping area on Iveson Approach, Weetwood
Saturday 16 November, 10am – 1pm at Pudsey Leisure Centre, Market Place, Pudsey
Tuesday 19 November, 10am – 4pm at Bramley Library, Hough Lane, Bramley
Wednesday 20 November, 10am – 4pm at Wetherby Market, Wetherby
Thursday 21 November, 10am – 4pm at Moor Allerton Library, Moor Allerton Centre
Saturday 23 November, 10am – 4pm at Otley Market, Market Square, Otley
Phase two of the new bin service will include all suitable homes in Adel and Wharfedale, Alwoodley, Bramley and Stanningley, Calverley and Farsley, Guiseley and Rawdon, Harewood, Horsforth, Middleton Park, Otley and Yeadon, Pudsey and Wetherby.
In addition, some suitable properties in parts of Armley, Kirkstall and Weetwood wards, along with a very limited number of properties in Farnley and Wortley and Ardsley and Robin Hood wards will be included in the next phase of the new service.
It is only those households who receive information packs that are to be included in this next phase of the scheme. Some properties may not suitable for alternate weekly collections but are to be included in future plans to improve recycling rates across the city.
Details of the new service can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/New-bin-service.aspx or www.facebook.com/leedswastedocs or by following @leedswastedocs on Twitter.
Bin collection days can be checked at www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Check-your-bin-day.aspx.
For media enquiries please contact:
Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577