Leeds City Council’s refuse team has made positive progress in collecting the high number of bins that could not be emptied last week due to heavy snowfall and subsequent icy conditions on roads, streets and footpaths. It is estimated that over 100,000 bins were missed.
Teams were operating over the weekend to undertake recovery collections, with further work continuing today. Any residents whose bin was missed last Thursday, Friday or Saturday, are asked to please leave it out if not collected already, and we will do our very best to come back and empty it by Wednesday of this week. If your bin is not collected by Wednesday, please take it in and present it on the day of your usual collection day. We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.
All Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the city are now fully open and operating as usual within their Covid site safety rules (including the requirement to pre-book a visit). Anyone who missed their booking slot last week at a HWRC due to the bad weather will need to rebook a visit.
We would like to thank the people of Leeds for their patience and also tremendous support to our refuse teams who have worked tirelessly over the weekend in testing conditions.
Please keep any eye on the council’s social media channels for further updates regarding bin collections.
This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds City Council