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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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Let It Grow; Reduce the Mow

Leaving your grass to grow or setting aside at least a patch of your lawn to allow flowers to bloom and provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects to complete their breeding cycles. See photos below of some gardens in our Green Group.

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Ragwort

I keep seeing ragwort being pulled up by people who may not fully understand the role of the plant. Many of us have been taught that ragwort is bad, but if we are going to have wildflower areas and promote insects, we need to reconsider this plant. Ragwort is native and is one of the…

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New Cycle Path

Nearly finished cycling path created by Sustrans from bridge at Newton Kyme to Thorpe Arch. Opening soon. See also our Cycle Routes page.

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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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The Importance of Leaving Deadwood

I am dead woodAnd I am dead goodFor a truly healthy forest or wood So please leave much moreOn the woodland or forest floorAnd I’ll tell you what I’m really good for I prevent erosion of the soilAnd to woodland plants I am loyal I release nutrients and nitrogenFeeding them to keep them aliveAnd I…

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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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