On Monday this week the Twitter sphere and some local press were alive with rumours and misleading reports about Leeds bin collection.
Many people seem to have misread the Council’s proposals here – and jumped to a whole series of conclusions
-that Leeds is proposing that in future there will be no free wheelie bins provided
– that people will be charged for their wheelie bins.
-that heavy bins won’t be emptied
-that if rounds are not completed for any reason, the refuse-collectors will not return to pick them up.
Leeds City Council have issued the following clarification.
‘The council will continue to replace damaged or broken bins and provide bins to new properties free of charge.
Residents already have one bin provided for each of the services they receive. If a resident requests an additional green or black bin, this will only be provided if residents meet certain criteria, for example, if they are a large family.
It would undermine everyone’s efforts to reduce waste and recycle more if the council were to simply deliver extra bins on demand.
The council’s executive board have been asked to formalise these existing practices in a set of policies when they meet on Wednesday 22 January.
The policies complement one another so residents understand how the council collects their rubbish and recycling and what they need to do too.
Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said:
“We collect around two million bins a month and it is one of the most visible services we provide, so we need to be very clear on how these services are run and any changes we’re going to introduce.
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Adel Crag added: Please bring this information to the attention of your friends and neighbours who may not have access to the internet.