Update on recycling at our Household Waste Sites

recycling centre

Cllr Naheed Mather

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Greener Kirklees said:

We are committed to providing the residents of Kirklees with the best possible service when it comes to disposing of their recycling. However, we have been put in an area of high risk by the government,  and with cases of COVID-19 rising, we want to make sure this is done safely.

However, we recognise that at a time when more people are ordering online, and many are preparing for the festive season there is an increased demand for cardboard recycling.  As such we have requested that SUEZ, who is responsible for the operation of the sites, look into how they can reintroduce the paper and card banks.  They are currently working through the possibilities

In the meantime, residents are still able to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, tins, and cans in their green recycling bins,  which are emptied every fortnight.  By breaking down boxes into smaller pieces, it is often possible to get much more in the green bin than you might expect.

I would like to thank our workforce for continuing to deliver a full household waste and recycling collection service throughout the pandemic, and the teams at our household waste sites for their support to manage demand in those first weeks, when we were at our busiest.”

 

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