Green Fingers I Wish

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Bin Shortage Delays Garden Waste Bin Distribution

Delays getting garden waste bins to residents in Leeds are being blamed on a national and international shortage of wheeled bins.

About 116,000 households across Leeds have already received a brown bin and receiving fortnightly collections of their garden waste.

Residents affected by the bin shortage have been contacted by the council and they will receive another letter later in the year to confirm the new date of delivery of their garden waste bin.

During April to June this year alone, residents using their brown bins and household waste sort sites composted 8,270 tonnes, compared with 6,560 during the same period last year.

This performance by green-fingered residents has exceeded council chiefs expectations and boosted their aims to convert as much household garden waste as possible into compost rather than burying it in landfill sites.

By collecting garden waste separately and composting it, the amount of waste going to landfill will be reduced significantly and will contribute towards Leeds ambition to become a zero-waste city.


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