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23 drop for leeds household waste going to landfil

Leeds has seen a whooping 23 per cent drop in the amount of waste from households that is going to landfill according to the council.

Leeds council are putting this down to phase 1 of the alternate  black and green bin week collections. So far over 55,000 homes in the Methley, Garforth, Morley, Swillington and Ardsley have been involved in the scheme.

They have already reported to the Leeds council Executive board that targets have been met to decrease the waste going to landfill and increase the waste that is getting recycled. Lets just hope they don’t now slow down with there efforts.

The report states: “In the first 12 weeks of the scheme there has been a 23 per cent decrease in the amount of waste sent to landfill from households in the Phase One area. Based on this data there is increasing confidence that the full roll out of alternate weekly collections to 80 per cent of the city will generate the forecasted savings of £2.5m per annum.”

The scheme will shortly be rolled out across both North and West leeds within a month. The following areas will be covered Adel and Wharfedale, Alwoodley, Bramley and Stanningley, Calverley and Farsley, Guiseley and Rawdon, Harewood, Horsforth, Middleton Park, Otley and Yeadon, Pudsey and Wetherby.

The new waste collection service will provide two black and two gren bin collections every 4 weeks.

This forms part of a Leeds council-led plan that aims to have 80 per cent of the city operating under the new 2-tier waste collection service by the end of 2015.

Leeds council also want to look at the value of waste and try to recover value from this waste by 2020, this means they will sell on items such as plastics to recycling plants who can sell these to plastic manufactures offering a cost saving on buying a new product.

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