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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. Use the link below to get the latest collection and service updates from the Council.

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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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