Info packs landing to help residents with new bin service

A handy guide to the new bin service is being sent to 34,000 homes about to move to more frequent recycling collections.

The packs will be landing on the doorsteps of all suitable properties in Crossgates and Whinmoor, Killingbeck and Seacroft and Temple Newsam and some suitable properties in Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Gipton and Harehills and Roundhay from this week.

The pack is a key tool in helping people adapt to the new service which starts on 28 July and means black bins are emptied one week and green bins emptied the next.

Advice in the packs will ensure people can make the most of their green bin and maximise how much they recycle. As well as the pack, people will receive information on the days and dates of their collections.

The council has already saved in the region of £500,000 by giving people an opportunity to recycle more at home and stopping waste going to landfill.

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

“While many people are already in the habit of recycling, the guide is a valuable source of information to make the change to more frequent collections a smooth one.

“Everything you need to know is in the guide, but our recycling advisers are still out and about at events if you’d like a bit of additional support before the service starts.

“There’s also a wealth of information on our website should you want to know more.”

You can meet the recycling advisers on:

Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 July, 10am-4pm at the Asda supermarket, York Road, Killingbeck

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.

It is only those households who receive information packs that are to be included in this next phase of the scheme. Other properties 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

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