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Recycling can get a bit confusing at times - we're here to help to make it that bit easier.
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Recycling paper and card in your green bin in Leeds

We recently chatted with Kathryn from Leeds City Council to find out everything you...

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Recycling whilst you're out and about in Leeds city centre

Did you know that in the centre of Leeds we've got over 80 recycling bins - so that...

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Gill Coupland from Zero Waste Leeds talking to Phil Bodmer on BBC Look North.

What happens next to the glass I recycle in Leeds?

Have you ever wondered what happens next to the glass that you recycle in one of...

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Which plastics can I recycle in my green bin in Leeds?

We all get confused sometimes about which plastics we can recycle in our green bin -...

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Recycling Quiz

Are you a Binfluencer, Recycling Rookie or Bin Beginner? Take our quiz below to find...

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How can I recycle paint in Leeds?

If you have paint that could be used by someone else, local social enterprise...

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Where can I recycle batteries in Leeds?

It's really important to not put batteries in your black bin, or in your green bin....

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Please don't put small electrical items in your black bin - they can cause a fire hazard.

How do I recycle electrical items in Leeds?

It’s important not to put electrical items that are no longer working in your black...

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Did you know that 4000 tonnes of clothing is thrown away in Leeds black bins every year?

What can I do with clothes I no longer want?

It’s estimated that the average household in Leeds throws away around 12 kilos of...

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Glass recycling bins at Roundhay Park

Where can I recycle my glass in Leeds?

Glass isn’t currently collected from our homes in Leeds. However there are more than...

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Recyclable plastic bottles

What can I recycle in my green bin?

The main things that can go in your green recycling bin are: Paper and cardboard...

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What can and can't be recycled in Leeds?

If you've ever spent longer than necessary wondering whether the margarine tub,...

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What happens to our green bin recyclable waste in Leeds?

We arranged for a few of our Facebook followers to go on a tour of the HW Martin...

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Plastic Pioneers

With support from Hubbub, and in collaboration with TK Maxx and Homesense, we are...

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Plastic bottles

Get to know more about recycling

It goes without saying that recycling plays an important part in helping us to waste...

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Photo of Gordon Binnit – our friendly burping recycling bin – outside Leeds Town Hall

What has Leeds By Example taught us?

Much of our time has been spent working on Leeds By Example - a project led by...

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