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New bin service

We are extending our new bin service to 64,000 more homes from 25 May 2015. This is part of our commitment to increasing recycling and reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill. In this final phase, the remainder of suitable properties across Leeds will receive the new service.

If you are to receive the new bin service, we will post you an information pack that provides details about the service and a calendar of your new bin collection dates.

No green bin? Please ring us on 0113 2224406.

In most cases, each household should have one green bin and one black bin. Any surplus bins will be removed as part of service improvements.

Please visit the Documents section for more information.


What if I live in the affected areas, but have not received an information pack?

If you think you will be affected but have not received an information pack by 22 May, please visit www.leeds.gov.uk/checkmybinday. If this shows the normal collection days and frequencies for both your black and green bins, then your home is not affected by these changes. If it shows that you will have your green bin emptied one week, and your black bin the next, then you should have received an information pack. Please ring us on 0113 222 4406 and one will be sent to you.

Check your bin day

What is the new bin service?

One week we empty green bins and bags, and on the same day the following week, we empty the black bin or bag. By recycling correctly, householders reduce the amount of rubbish going into their black bin. This saves money on landfill disposal costs – which can be spent on improvements and valued services – and cuts down on the production of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.​

What should I do with extra green bin waste?

You can leave extra recycling waste in green bags or transparent bags (such as kitchen bin liners or carrier bags) at the side of your green bin before 7am on your collection day.

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