Leeds City Council - Archive (recycling)

2019
09
December
2019
| 11:45 Europe/London
Festive bin collection dates in Leeds are set to change over the Christmas and New Year period. Bin collections will continue as usual up until and including 21 December. For the two weeks after that, between 22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020, b...
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2018
25
September
2018
| 17:32 Europe/London
Leeds residents are being asked to ramp up their recycling efforts for national recycle week. Now in its 15th year, the initiative has grown each year with a large number of local authorities and community groups joining in with the initiative to ...
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05
July
2018
| 07:00 Europe/London
Leeds residents will be sorted when it comes to recycling after the local council has responded to citywide feedback suggesting people want to know more about how they can recycle more. A new handy guide produced by the council will be going out t...
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26
June
2018
| 10:10 Europe/London
The environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety are bringing together a unique partnership of big businesses in a bid to improve the recycling of food and drink packaging disposed of on-the-go. A combinatio...
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06
June
2018
| 22:29 Europe/London
Local schoolgirl 11-year-old Beth Ashley (pictured) from Bramley, Leeds has scooped top prize of an Apple iPad Mini in a glass recycling competition. The competition was organised by Leeds City Council, Lidl and Friends of Glass. The competition w...
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23
March
2018
| 15:43 Europe/London
Leeds City Council is challenging the city to recycle more, with almost a third of the average general waste bin still made up of materials that can be recycled. Items like paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be recycled, but are still appeari...
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26
February
2018
| 16:43 Europe/London
A seven metre tall art installation built with recycled waste will take centre stage on Woodhouse Moor in a bid to encourage more students to recycle. Students from Leeds Beckett University are working in partnership with Leeds City Council on an ...
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12
February
2018
| 15:58 Europe/London
Image caption: Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive board member for sustainbility and environement with Emma from Lidl Halton using the new glass recycling banks.   Glass recycling in Leeds is set to get a boost this February thanks to a set of b...
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11
January
2018
| 17:05 Europe/London
  A local paint re-use company has proved so successful with people flocking to support their cause that the council has renewed and extended a contract with them for a further five years. Seagulls Reuse, an environmental social enterprise with...
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2017
29
September
2017
| 16:36 Europe/London
A plea is being issued for residents to help reduce the mountain of unnecessary paper and cardboard waste produced in the city each year. This week Leeds City Council gave large sculpted letters to schools and businesses, which filled them with re...
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18
May
2017
| 17:12 Europe/London
Residents who live in high rise flats in east Leeds are being given an incentive to recycle more each month as part of a new competition. In order to boost recycling amongst residents who live in high rise flats, Leeds City Council has arranged a ...
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13
March
2017
| 15:56 Europe/London
13 March 2017 Leeds residents urged to make their used metal matter Households across Leeds are being urged to recycle more of the 350 million items of waste metal packaging used in the city each year, to do their bit for the environment. Le...
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06
March
2017
| 11:20 Europe/London
Leeds’ biggest and busiest recycling site re-opens in Kirkstall today (March 6) with a brand new re-use shop as part of a £5.2m revamp of its services. It is expected that the reconfiguration of the site will increase recycling opportunities for c...
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21
February
2017
| 09:31 Europe/London
It’s a sure sign that spring is on the way as garden waste collections re-start in Leeds on February 27. More information about garden waste collection days and what is and isn’t acceptable to put in your brown bin can be found here: brown bin gar...
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2016
20
September
2016
| 16:46 Europe/London
Following Recycle Week, Leeds City Council is reminding residents that they’re never far from a bottle bank and there are plenty of suspects around the home wanted for recycling. Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at 735 bottle banks at 396 lo...
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20
July
2016
| 18:07 Europe/London
Information, engagement, education and enforcement will form the foundations of an updated approach to recycling in Leeds. That’s the recommendations of a report being presented to senior councillors on the executive board when they meet next week...
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13
July
2016
| 15:25 Europe/London
Up to 100 objects are being found in recycling waste in Leeds every month which pose a real risk to the workers who sort it. Leeds City Council and local health organisations are teaming up to raise awareness of the importance of safe disposal of nee...
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04
July
2016
| 16:19 Europe/London
Open Data on Leeds’ bin collections has been transformed into a handy app and people are now needed to test it. The pilot version of the Leeds bin app allows people to check their bin day, save the dates to their smart phone or tablet with a remin...
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29
June
2016
| 18:10 Europe/London
Three Leeds residents have been fined a total £1,707 for failing to deal with waste in their gardens. During separate patrols in September, October and November 2015, environmental action officers found piles rubbish ranging from household waste, ...
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28
April
2016
| 15:25 Europe/London
Gardening enthusiasts shouldn’t let the unseasonable weather or the smallest of gardens hold them back from home composting. That’s the message from Compost Awareness Week 2016, running from 1 to 7 May. With different types of containers availa...
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18
April
2016
| 14:44 Europe/London
Leeds’ new recycling and energy recovery facility has been completed and handed over to the council. With building work completed by contractors and after a thorough testing phase the facility has been officially signed off three months earlier th...
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21
March
2016
| 10:15 Europe/London
Clocks going forward this weekend mark the return to longer opening hours for the city’s recycling centres. From Monday March 28 the city’s eight recycling centres will stay open from 8am to 6pm. The Kirkstall site remains closed for refurbishm...
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09
March
2016
| 16:54 Europe/London
Leeds is looking to take recycling efforts up a notch this spring and make Leeds a better place to live by encouraging residents to make the most of green bins and other recycling services. Interactive tools, handy reminders and roadshows will dem...
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12
February
2016
| 10:30 Europe/London
Collections of brown garden bins across Leeds will re-start soon. Following the winter break, the fortnightly brown bin collections will resume on Monday 29 February. Collection days remain the same and can be checked on the council’s website. ...
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2015
11
December
2015
| 09:15 Europe/London
One of Leeds’ eight recycling centres is due to close for refurbishment. From 4 January 2016, the Kirkstall Road recycling centre will shut its doors to the public. Residents will still be able to make use of all the recycling facilities at the...
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07
December
2015
| 17:27 Europe/London
The council is getting ready for the annual changes to its residential bin collections over the Christmas period. Bins will be collected as normal up until and including Christmas Eve. Then, between Friday 25 December and Sunday 10 January bins wi...
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18
November
2015
| 17:00 Europe/London
Senior councillors have issued a rallying call to Leeds residents to make the most of recycling services to save public money and help the environment. Leeds City Council’s executive board heard at their meeting today that the city has achieved a ...
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28
September
2015
| 17:45 Europe/London
Council staff joined new students during freshers to help them settle in to their new home city. Environmental action officers have been out and about, bringing people up to speed with the council’s recycling and waste services. As students get...
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17
September
2015
| 14:45 Europe/London
Work to overhaul one of the city’s recycling centres, the last of eight sites across Leeds to be modernised, could move a step closer next week. Members of the council’s executive board are being asked to approve the appointment of a contractor to...
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29
July
2015
| 17:51 Europe/London
A final tally of rubbish collected as students left the city at the end of term shows the impact the changeover period has on council services. Between 11 June and 8 July the council collected and removed a total of 330.72 tonnes of waste in Headi...
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