Opening hours at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are set to be extended from next week and the number of slots available to book throughout the day at each site also increased, Leeds City Council has confirmed.
From Monday 29 March, each of the city’s eight HWRCs – including Kirkstall Road in Burley and Grangefield Industrial Estate in Pudsey – will be open for a further two hours a day from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.
With social distancing restrictions continuing to be in place at each site due to coronavirus, and to ensure a safe and quick experience for customers and staff, residents are still required to book a slot for a visit at this current time.
As a result however of the extension in opening hours and overall increase in booking slots at each site, the amount available to residents will significantly increase by 80% to 3,600 a day (25,000 per week).
Residents can dispose for free at all Leeds HWRC sites items such as garden waste and unwanted household items such as broken furniture/beds, electrical goods, white goods, mattresses and toys. To book a slot, or to find out more about our HWRCs please see: www.leeds.gov.uk/recycling
Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said:
“It is fantastic news that from next week, we will be able to extend the opening hours at each of our eight city HWRCs for an extra two hours per day and increase the number of slots available. This will mean there are 80% more visitor slots available per day which is extremely positive.”