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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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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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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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Stop plastic getting in waterways

Litter picking dog

A high percentage of plastic can find its way into our waterways, then the sea, damaging wildlife and making fish toxic. If you see some rubbish, picking it up is a great help. I taught my dog, Sheba, to do her bit.

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