Leeds bin collection change ‘positive’

Wharfedale Observer: Leeds bin collection change ‘positive’ Leeds bin collection change ‘positive’

Changes to bin services across Otley, Horsforth and Aireborough are being well received by residents, according to Leeds City Council.

The authority says early indications show householders are adapting well to the changes.

Another 113,000 households were recently switched to the more frequent green bin collections and less frequent black bin collections. The council says the majority of residents have taken the change in their stride.

Green bins are now picked up one week and black bins the next week from nearly half of all homes across Leeds.

The new bin service is central to the council’s plans to help the city recycle 55 per cent of waste by 2016. It is expecting to save £2.5 million a year once the service is rolled out to 80 per cent of the city.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said: “It’s still early days for this second phase of the new bin service.

“However, there’s no reason to doubt that if residents continue to make the most of their green bins and more frequent collections, we’ll be right on track to make the anticipated savings.”

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