Brown bins collections restart in Wetherby area

Leeds City Council has confirmed plans to restart brown bin collections from Monday May 25.

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 1:42 pm

As part of the service restarting, brown bin collections will also be expanded to include new and known, planned housing developments that are eligible for a brown bin and who may not as yet have received a service.

Many brown bin collection days will change and residents. The new collection dates/day, outlined in a letter to householders, are now on the LCC website’s “check your bin day” page and the Leeds Bins app for mobile phones.

A council spokesman said: “Given the service was suspended in March due to Coronavirus, a high level of demand is expected when collections resume.

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“Added to this, black bin waste levels are still as much as 20 per cent more than usual at the moment and there remains a significant number of staff off work with Covid19 issues.

“We ask that residents be patient if their brown bin does not get collected on the first scheduled collection.

“If storing the garden waste is a problem, there are plenty of slots available to book at the household waste and recycling centres now open across the city – please note that it is admission by pre-booking only at the sites.”

The seven Leeds City Council HWRCs now open in the city are: Kirkstall; Meanwood; Middleton; Pudsey; Seacroft; Yeadon (Milner’s Road); Wetherby (Thorp Arch). Bookings are being taken for 20,000 slots a week.

The reopening of HWRC sites in Leeds has not seen long queues and waiting times outside sites, say the council.

“The introduction of a temporary, mandatory booking system for the sites in Leeds has helped achieve this, with residents expressing positive feedback on how the sites are being safely and effectively run,” added the spokesman.

The council will continue to review temporary site rules where necessary.

As outlined earlier this month, bookings for bulky waste collections can now also be taken from this week.

The council will endeavour to offer as many booking slots as is possible in the context of existing resources, this service will be limited and booked up quickly. Residents are therefore asked to only attempt a booking where they have no other alternative. To book a collection, please visit the council website at: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling

Further updates regarding the council’s waste services will be provided on www.leeds.gov.uk and through social media channels including on Twitter @LCCNews, Facebook at: Leeds City Council and Leeds Recycles. Excellent advice and tips on how to reduce and recycle waste continues to be provided by Zero Waste Leeds through their website at: https://www.zerowasteleeds.org.uk/ and social media accounts. The Leeds Bins app providing a range of information can also be downloaded on your mobile.