Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Leeds continues green waste drive

As we enter the spring and summer months, residents of Leeds are being urged to make use of increased facilities to deal with their green waste.

Almost 20,000 residents are already benefiting from a pilot brown bin scheme which collects grass cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, bedding plants, weeds, twigs and small branches.

In four months, this has already yielded 214 tonnes, with those not yet covered by the scheme being urged to take waste to one of the 11 household waste sort sites across the city.

Leeds City Council executive member responsible for waste management and recycling Steve Smith said: During the spring and summer months, garden waste makes up a significant proportion of the total waste collected for households throughout Leeds. In fact, in some areas of the city the amount of waste collected can increase by as much as 10 tonnes in one week.

By collecting this waste separately and disposing of it in the right way, the amount of waste going to landfill will be reduced significantly and will contribute towards our ambition to become a zero-waste city.

Households on the new brown bin scheme are to have their waste collected fortnightly on a rota which will continue until September with everything collected re-processed as soil conditioner and compost for farms.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.