Changes to bin collections for Tour de France weekend

Residents living along or near Le Tour route should look out for letters advising of changes to their bin collections.

People living in Adel and Wharfedale, Alwoodley, Calverley and Farsley, Chapel Allerton, Crossgates and Whinmoor, Guiseley and Rawdon, Harewood, Headingley, Horsforth, Killingbeck and Seacroft, Moortown, Otley and Yeadon and Weetwood whose bin collection day is normally a Saturday, will have their bins picked up on either Friday 4 or Sunday 6 July instead.

Affected residents will receive a letter confirming if their bin will be emptied on the Friday or Sunday.

As well as homes along the Tour de France route itself, others in the vicinity of the route may be affected as bin wagons won’t be able to get around as usual due to road closures.

Residents in these areas are being asked to make sure their bins aren’t left out on Saturday 5 July.

Saturday scheduled bin collections across the rest of the city will go ahead as normal, although some levels of disruption are expected.

To help bin crews, residents with a scheduled Saturday collection across the rest of the city are being asked to have their bins out by 6am on Saturday 5 July or on Friday night.

Recycling centres will be open as normal.

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

“This is a temporary change to bin collections to accommodate the Tour de France. We’d very much appreciate everyone’s co-operation in putting their bins out on the amended days as advised.

“With so many people in the city, we do expect some disruption so we’d ask people to keep an eye on our website for information and advice.”

For media enquiries please contact:

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

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