Did you know that in the centre of Leeds we've got over 80 recycling bins - so that you can recycle empty plastic bottles, drinks cans and coffee cups whilst you're out and about?

The orange and yellow bins came to our streets as part of a project called #LeedsByExample - led by environmental charity Hubbub, working alongside Leeds City Council.

We were a partner on the project too - and you may well have seen us out and about in the city centre, with our ReCycler bike, promoting on-the-go recycling.

It's now much easier than it was previously to recycle when you're out and about. And with cafes primarily offering takeaway service at the moment, you may well find yourself with a plastic bottle, drinks can or coffee cup to recycle. You won't have to look far for one of the #LeedsByExample bins - yellow for plastic and cans, orange for coffee cups. Our map lets you know where the bins are:

Leeds City Council and Leeds BID, are working very hard to keep the city centre as clean as possible during the COVID-19 epidemic - and the recycling bins - alongside all street furniture, are being cleaned on a regular basis. You can find out more about this here.

We'd like to thank you for recycling whilst you're out and about in Leeds city centre!