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Posts by Adrian

Handy recycling hints from Leeds City Council

Since lockdown started we’ve recorded a 15% increase in black bin waste and a 5% increase in green bin recycling. Here are our top tips on key recycling topics #TimeToRecycle.Be a binfluencer. Do you know someone who could benefit from #TimeToRecycle? Send them the link bit.ly/Time2Recycle so they can subscribe and become a better recycler.Already a great…

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Go paperless, save trees

Did you know, it takes over 100 trees to make the paper and envelopes needed to send out Leeds CC council tax bills to all residents. Why not play a part in helping the environment by signing up for paperless e-billing? You only need your account number, which you can find on your most recent…

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Guide to home composting

Compost really is the gift that keeps on giving. Reduce your household’s food waste by turning your discarded scraps into the kind of ‘black gold’ we like. Homegrown compost will enrich your garden’s soil, hopefully feeding a fruit and veg patch whose scraps can go back into your compost bin – closing your own little loop.…

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CAN I FREEZE IT? YES YOU CAN!

There are lots of foods that you can put straight in the freezer instead of the fridge. This includes meat and poultry, ready prepared meals, fresh pasta, bread – and did you know you can even freeze butter and cheese? Here are some examples: Milk: All milk can be stored in the freezer and defrosted before use.…

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Brown bin collections now suspended (24March2020).

Check your brown bin day (when service resumes) Download the Leeds Bins app to check your future bin collection days and add reminders to your phone calendar! If you don’t have a smartphone, you can also check online. Check what can go in your brown bin This may seem obvious (eg. garden waste = plants), but…

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AtoZ of hard to recycle waste

Did you know? our local shops are supporting an initiative to collect hard to recycle waste. Are you able to print off this poster and put up on a local Boston Spa noticeboard please. Due to the developing COVID19 situation, the health of the local community is paramount. You may not wish to drop off…

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