Morley bin collection changes this Christmas

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Leeds City Council is writing to Morley residents to flag up changes to their bin collections over the Christmas period.

Bin collections have been re-arranged to accommodate the upcoming public holidays.

Some bins will be picked up a day earlier while other residents will have their bin picked up a day later than usual.

To help residents cope with the extra recycling and waste created over the festive period the council’s eight recycling centres will be open from 8am-4pm throughout December.

They only close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for cleaner, stronger and safer communities, said: “Over Christmas we produce 30 percent more waste and much of it can be recycled.

“So as well as recycling all that we can it’s just as important to reduce the amount of waste we produce.

“So far this year we’ve recycled nearly 44 percent of our waste and as well as looking forward to a fun and relaxing festive break, we hope that with a bit of pre-planning people will make it a green Christmas too.”

To help people reduce the amount of waste they produce in the first place, the council’s team of waste advisors are offering hints, tips and ideas on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow them @LeedsWasteDocs or www.facebook.com/leedswastedocs.

Information on how your bin day may have changed, or on other recycling and waste-disposal services available, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/yourbinday.