We’re building a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030

Our projects

What we’re currently working on

COVID-19: info on bins, waste and recycling

Our other work is on hold for the next few weeks while we focus on supporting the Council to spread the word out about bin collections, recycling and waste reduction.

For the latest on bin collections, visit the Council's website or follow the Council's Leeds Recycles accounts on Twitter and Facebook. We'll be posting regular updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Changes to collections

Bin collections could be disrupted in the coming weeks if Council staff can’t report for work due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Waste reduction

Alongside sharing the latest information about bin collections during the COVID-19 outbreak, we'll be using our social media to share ideas and top tips on waste reduction. #binittogether

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Got an idea?!

All the work we do begins with an idea. If there’s an issue in Leeds you think we should look into, tell us about it.

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Our top tips

Ways to start reducing your waste


Recycling can get a bit confusing at times - we're here to help to make it that bit easier.

Food waste

Research suggests many of us have reduced how much food we waste over the last couple of months.

Garden waste

Want to start composting, create wildlife habitats, or reuse what's in your garden?


Clothes, furniture, electrical items... we can help to make sure these things doesn't go to waste.

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Our supporters

We’re building a movement. That means everything we do is collaborative and in partnership with others. See who we’re partnering with and who’s helping fund our work here.

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Issues we’re currently looking into in Leeds

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Want help to be a sustainable business? Get in touch

We’re visiting businesses across Leeds to help them become more environmentally...

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Join our fashion revolution

We'd like your help to explore what we can do reduce the environmental impacts...

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Improving recycling at community festivals and events in Leeds

We are currently developing a project to work with organisers of community...

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Hire us!

We know lots of organisations in Leeds want to reduce their waste or help the people they work with reduce theirs.

That’s where we help – supporting businesses, events, schools and communities work towards zero waste.

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Our thinking

Our latest thoughts on current issues

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Zero Waste Leeds feature on BBC Look North

Our campaign to encourage people to keep hold of good quality items so that they can donate them to charity shops, when they reopen, was featured on BBC Look...

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