Advisers on hand to help with new bin service

The council’s waste advisers are on hand to help people in advance of the new bin service starting in their area.

The recycling experts are making their way around communities that are due to switch to the more frequent green bin collections from 28 July.

A further 34,000 homes – all suitable properties in Crossgates and Whinmoor, Killingbeck and Seacroft and Temple Newsam and suitable properties in parts of Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Gipton and Harehills and Roundhay – will have their black bins emptied one week and green bins emptied the next.

Residents can chat to the friendly, helpful waste advisers at a series of information events.

Residents can ask any questions about the new service, get advice on how to adapt to the change and make the most of their green bin.

Residents can find the waste advisers on:

Saturday 28 June, 12:30-4pm at the Seacroft Summer Gala, Seacroft Village Green, Seacroft

Monday 30 June, 9-11am at the South Seacroft One Stop Centre, Moresdale Lane, Seacroft

Monday 30 June, 1-4pm at the North Seacroft One Stop Centre, Seacroft Green Shopping Centre, Seacroft

Tuesday 1, Friday 4, Friday 11, Monday 7 and Monday 14 July, 10am-4pm at the Seacroft (East Leeds) recycling site and Revive Leeds Re-use shop, Limewood Road, Seacroft

Saturday 5 July, 10am-4pm, at the Crossgates Shopping Centre Square, Cross Gates

Saturday 12 July, 10am-4pm at the Morrisons supermarket, Harehills Lane, Harehills

Saturday 19 July, 9-11am at the Oakwood Clock, Oakwood Farmers Market, Roundhay Road, Oakwood

Saturday 19 July, 12-4pm at the Asda supermarket, Harehills Lane, Harehills

Saturday 2 August, 1-4pm at the Swarcliffe Gala, St Gregory’s Youth and Adult Centre, Stanks Gardens, Swarcliffe.

Details of these and new events can be found on the council’s website and by following the recycling advisers on Twitter @LeedsWasteDocs.

Results from areas already receiving the new bin service show that people are recycling more and putting less rubbish in their black bins.

Since the phased roll out of the new bin service started, black bin waste going to landfill has been cut by 6,500 tonnes saving the council £500,000; money that can be invested in delivering other vital services.

With people having the opportunity to recycle more at home, they’ll be able to help the council reach its target of recycling 55% by 2016.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for cleaner, safer and stronger communities, said:

“If you are in any doubt at all about what can or can’t go in your green bin or how the new service will affect you, please do pop down to see the recycling advisers.

“The recycling advisers are on hand to make this a seamless transition to the new service. With their support, we know that Leeds residents can help us smash our recycling targets and save vast amounts of money too.”

Residents will also be receiving a handy information pack to explain the new service in more detail.

The council’s website also provides information on the introduction of the new bin service and a helpful calendar to let people check their bin day.

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk