We are launching a major new recycling collection

Cllr Mather and Cllr Simpson dropping PTT into green bin

Good news for our residents, from March 31, you will be able to reduce more of your household plastic waste when we start collecting plastic pots, tubs, and trays in your green bins.

Now you will be able to put your yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and food trays as well as many other plastic items in the green bins with your paper, tins, and plastic bottles.

All your plastic pots, tubs, and trays that we collect will be recycled responsibly where possible. When they are recycled, the materials are granulated into plastic chips, and then turned into new products like garden chairs, benched and plant pots.

Hopefully, this will mean we will be able to substantially reduce the amount of contamination in green bins, which can lead to whole loads being incinerated.

When will this start? 

Collections of pots, tubs and trays will start on 31 March – so please, DO NOT put them in your green bins before then.

We will be in touch again by post or email to let you know exactly what plastics can be put in the green bins.

Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Environment at Kirklees Council, said:

“This move is just a small part of our ambitious plans for waste management in Kirklees. Last year we approved our Resource and Waste Strategy that sets out a plan which covers the next eight years. This includes bringing in changes to our waste management services such as this one, opening a Reuse shop in the centre of Huddersfield, and extending opening hours at our Household Waste Recycling Sites in the summer months. We have one simple ambition and that is to make it easier for residents to reduce as much of their waste as possible.”