We want your views on the future of waste and recycling services
As part of our commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency, we are sharing our vision for dealing with recycling and waste in Kirklees and want your views.
Changes to your recycling collections
We’re asking you to tell us what you think about our ideas for changing how we all deal with our rubbish.
From proposals to bring back glass-recycling containers, to collecting more types of plastic in your green bin, we are demonstrating our commitment to making it easier for people to recycle.
Reducing and reusing is also important
We also want you to think about how you can contribute. Whether that is by reducing the amount of waste you create or treating the materials that you no longer need as something useful rather than rubbish. Our vision for Zero Waste to Landfill sets out a whole range of ideas for how we can all get involved in the future.
We would love it if you would read our ‘journey of a yoghurt pot’ and ‘food waste story’ which together help to explain why we need to reduce what we buy, and also ask some interesting questions about what is the best way to deal with our waste materials.
Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Greener Kirklees, said:
“Our vision is a clean, green, sustainable future for Kirklees with zero waste to landfill.”
“We are committed to tackling the climate emergency, and one of the biggest impacts on the climate comes from the way we handle the waste we produce.
“This means that we need to consider everything from reducing the amount of rubbish that we create, to finding ways to reuse and recycle materials. This will result in using less energy processing raw materials, and reduce the amount of carbon produced in the disposal process.
“We want Kirklees to be a place where waste is valued as a resource through re-use, recycling and recovery. To achieve this, we all need to take responsibility for the waste we generate and make the best decisions on what to do with it.
“To help us make the right decisions, we need your views. I’d like to encourage you to get involved in the virtual consultation to help shape the future of waste in Kirklees.”
Cllr Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment said:
“We know most people will be excited about the opportunity to recycle more at kerbside in future, but you might also have concerns about what that means for you. We’ve set up a website with lots of information, and a virtual room where you can see what the different scenarios might look like at your home. Once you’ve checked out the materials please take a moment to complete our survey and let us know what you think – your views really are important.”
How can I get involved?
Visit the Waste Strategy website from 3 pm on Thursday 29 October 2020 until 6 December 2020 to learn more and share your views.