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‘Almost everyone’ in Leeds to see bin day changed

By David Spereall, local democracy reporter

The vast majority of Leeds residents are set to have their bin collection days changed before the end of the year.

A bin lorry route review is being carried out by Leeds City Council, to take into account new estates that have been built over the last decade and make the service more efficient.

The council says all households will be informed of the changes around “two to three weeks” before they come into force, most likely in the autumn.

Local councillors will be consulted about the proposed changes beforehand.

The news was confirmed at a council scrutiny meeting on Thursday.

John Woolmer, the authority’s chief officer for environmental services, told the meeting: “It will be a challenge, because it will impact almost everyone in the city, in terms of their collection dates being changed.

“We want to implement this this year and we’re focused on doing that and getting this in place.”

Glass scheme could be piloted in Farnley & Wortley

Separately, the council is also hoping to introduce a pilot scheme where household glass will be collected separately from other recycled waste.

The trial could be rolled out in Horsforth, Wetherby, Killingbeck and Seacroft and Farnley and Wortley before the end of the year.

A report on the scheme said it would be “optional” for households in those areas, with residents involved likely to either receive a smaller wheelie bin or a box to deposit their glass in.

Collections would then take place every four weeks.

The report added: “It is likely that collections would start no earlier than 9am to mitigate against the noise concerns.”

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  1. Hooray for the glass collection! I hate throwing glass in the black bin because I cannot get it to a recycle point. When you are elderly, don’t drive, and have mobility issues, there’s not much else you can do with glass.

  2. Glass is great idea

    But how much is this going to cost the council to inform everyone about the changes, the council keep saying it’s skint

  3. Is this an excuse to reduce the number of regular bin collections to save cost, following Tory local government grant cuts?


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