High street recycling

Less than half of UK local authorities have recycling available on the go. In Leeds, we recycle coffee cups, plastic bottles and drink cans in our recycling bins in the following areas:

  • Leeds city centre
  • Boston Spa
  • Chapel Allerton
  • Collingham
  • East Ardsley
  • Farnley
  • Garforth
  • Headingley
  • Micklefield
  • Morley
  • Otley
  • Pudsey
  • Thorp Arch
  • Wetherby
Find your nearest recycling binExternal link

Coffee cups

Make sure they are empty and you can recycle them:

  • in an orange coffee cup bin
  • in any city centre Caff√© Nero, Costa, McDonald's, Pret or Starbucks

Plastic bottles and drink cans

Make sure they are empty and you can recycle them:

  • in a yellow plastic and cans bin
  • at home in your green bin

All other items need to go in a black bin, please note that we cannot recycle crisp packets, polystyrene or glass in the recycling bins.

Reducing waste on the go

Follow these handy tips:

  • use a reusable coffee cup (most coffee shops will give you a discount)
  • refill your water bottle for free using the Refill app which is available on the App Store External link and Google Play External link.
  • bring a packed lunch instead of getting a meal deal

For practical information about using the bins, their locations, and why recycling plastic bottles, cans and cups is important, follow Zero Waste Leeds on Facebook external link, Instagram external link or Twitter external link

If you're a local business interested in supporting recycling on the go, visit the Zero Waste Leeds LinkedIn external link.


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