Council re-opens Kirkstall and Pudsey waste sites


Two waste recycling centres in West Leeds have reopened for use today.

Leeds City Council has opened sites in Kirkstall and Pudsey on a booking-only basis, as well as sites at Meanwood, Middleton and Seacroft.

The sites will be open seven days a week with extended opening hours from 8am to 8pm to help ensure there are as many slots as possible.

The council has laid out eight rules that people must adhere to, These are:

  1. Only Leeds residents can visit the sites
  2. People must keep a two-metre distance from others
  3. People cannot leave their car until they are parked in a bay.
  4. You must use the car you booked with.
  5. You must not bring a trailer or a van, cars only.
  6. You must not bring anyone else with you unless you have a blue badge.
  7. Keep your car windows closed.
  8. Only bring items that could cause harm at your home, cause a fire risk or attract vermin.

The council is also accepting commercial waste at their Kirkstall site and this does not require a booking. There will be a small charge for items such as rubble, ceramics, plasterboards and tyres, starting from £1.50.

To book a time slot to visit a centre, click here.

The council has set also out plans to restart brown bin collections from Monday, May 25.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said:

“Whilst we are of course very pleased to offer these collections once again and begin the process of opening our Household Waste and Recycling Centres, we must also recognise that there will be restrictions in some areas to the service that we are able to offer at this current time.

“I would like to thank residents for their continued support and patience as we take every step possible to ensure that our services continue to be delivered safely.”


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