Recycling banks opened

A New bottle bank-style container is being introduced in the Wetherby area in a bid to increase the recycling rates for small electrical items.

Now shoppers to Morrisons can dispose of items such as kettles and toasters in the WEEEBAT (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment incorporating Battery recycling) contain thanks to a partnership between Leeds City Council and the company Weeelink.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for environmental service, Leeds City Council said: “Recycling is the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of Leeds and with initiatives such as these we are able to make it as easy as possible for residents to be able to recycle electronics without hassle.

“One of the biggest stumbling blocks for recycling is the extra work involved for people.

“It is my hope that more schemes like this will be introduced to Leeds if we wish to do our part for the environment.”

Across the Leeds area 11 sites have been launched but residents can still dispose of unwanted electrical items at the recycling centre in Thorp Arch Trading Estate.