Brown bin collections to be restarted in Leeds

Brown bin collections will be restarted in Leeds from next week.

Brown bin collections will be restarted in Leeds from next week.

Leeds City Council confirmed that the bin collections will begin on Monday, May 25.

All households with a brown bin collection will be sent a letter a few days beforehand to inform them of their first brown bin collection day.

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The bin collection days have changed in many areas but the new dates can be found on the "check your bin day" page on the council website and on the Leeds Bins app.

Due to the high level of demand expected when collections resume, the council has asked residents to patient if their bin does not get collected on the first collection.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said: "It is fantastic news that brown bin collections will be resuming from 25 May and that residents can now also book free bulky waste collections.

"There will be some changes to brown bin collection days for many people, and we would be grateful therefore if residents could keep an eye on their post for further information or check their date online or via the app.

"This and the reopening of seven HWRCs is testament to the tremendous hard work of our staff, who have shown great commitment to put the necessary measures in place that were needed to restart these services, whilst also doing everything possible to protect the health and wellbeing of both residents and colleagues.

"I would again like to thank the people of Leeds for their unbelievable understanding and support in helping us to reopen our services, which is greatly appreciated."

Seven household waste and recycling centres are now open in the city - Kirkstall; Meanwood; Middleton; Pudsey; Seacroft; Yeadon (Milner’s Road); Wetherby (Thorp Arch).

Pre-booking is required beforehand.

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