Recycling hours extended

Opening hours at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are being extended from this week and the number of slots available to book throughout the day at each site also increased, Leeds City Council has confirmed.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:33 pm

Opening hours at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are being extended from this week and the number of slots available to book throughout the day at each site also increased, Leeds City Council has confirmed.

From Monday March 29, each of the city’s eight HWRCs will be open for a further two hours a day from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

With social distancing restrictions continuing to be in place at each site due to coronavirus, and to ensure a safe and quick experience for customers and staff, residents are still required to book a slot for a visit at this current time.

As a result of the extension in opening hours and overall increase in booking slots at each site, the amount available to residents will increase by 80 per cent to 3,600 a day.

Book at: www.leeds.gov.uk/recycling

Coun Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said: “It is fantastic news that from next week, we will be able to extend the opening hours at each of our eight city HWRCs for an extra two hours per day and increase the number of slots available.

“This will mean there are 80 per cent more visitor slots available per day which is extremely positive.

“The fact that we have been able to implement this change is a reflection of the continued dedication of our staff, who day-in, day-out, are working incredibly hard to ensure that the safety of customers and colleagues at all our sites is absolutely paramount.

“I would also like to pass on my thanks to the people of Leeds for their support and patience when visiting our HWRCs.

“Your assistance has been tremendous, and contributed massively to ensuring the changes implemented have been able to run smoothly.

“As a result Leeds has not seen the long queues and limits on types of waste that can be taken which have affected many other towns and cities.”