Cardboard recycling returns to the Household Waste centres

Recycling Centre road sign

Cardboard recycling is returning to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres, just in time for Christmas.

Paper and card containers were temporarily removed from Household Waste and Recycling Centres across Kirklees earlier this year, to help reduce queueing and aid social distancing. Now, as many residents prepare for the festive season, the council have worked closely with SUEZ and their staff to bring this facility back in a way that is safe for staff and residents on site.

From 7 December a paper and card skip will be available at all five sites, which will continue to operate with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. If you need to recycle cardboard and paper, this can still be done at the kerbside. However, if you find you are filling up your green bin, you will be able to recycle it at your local HWRC.

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for the Environment, said:

“Although this year we have had to change how we operate these sites to keep everyone safe and manage busy periods effectively, we still want to provide Kirklees residents with the best possible service when it comes to disposing of their recycling.

“We recognise that there is an additional need for cardboard recycling at this time of year, which is why we have been working together with SUEZ to find a way to safely reintroduce these facilities.”

To find more information about your closest site, and the safety precautions in place, visit our website.