Holbeck hails binyard improvements

Work is now complete in the Recreations area of Holbeck to redevelop the binyards. The improvements will help take bins off the street, secure the bin yards against fly-tipping and introduce communal recycling.

Holbeck Bins After

Holbeck binyard before the works
Holbeck binyard before the works

Thanks to the active involvement from Beeston and Holbeck Councillors, the new communal bins are now in place and ready to use on Recreation Grove and Recreation Mount. This new, easy to use service provides residents with large communal bins ensuring all houses have access to waste and recycling collections. The service does not require residents to put bins out for collection or return them after emptying. The bins are locked into secure frames within easy reach of the properties and have special lids to prevent large items and wrong recycling items being placed in them.

Councillor Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“This is a great example of the partnership between the council, landlords and residents. Over the last few months we have worked with landlords and residents to deliver these improvements, and I am pleased that the communal bins are now in place and ready to use.”

Councillor David Congreve (Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“I am delighted that residents who live on the Recreations finally have access to secure and improved bins that will keep our streets free from bins and clean from fly-tipping. I am hopeful that we can use this site as an example to show landlords what is possible, and to promote investment in binyards in other parts of the Recreations.”

Councillor Adam Ogilvie (Beeston and Holbeck, Labour) said:

“This is welcome news for the residents of Holbeck. These communal bins will reduce fly-tipping, encourage recycling and resolve the issue of bins on the streets which are all key to keeping Leeds clean and dealing effectively with the city’s waste.”