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Leeds undergoing recycling revolution

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  • by Aisha Iqbal
 

LEEDS is undergoing a recycling revolution.

The city is now regularly recycling FOUR times as much of its waste as it was a decade ago.

Our better habits are helping us divert thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill – and potentially saving taxpayers millions in expensive landfill tax.

Waste bosses say the city is well on its way to hitting – and beating – Government targets.

And they say we have come “an awfully long way” on our recycling roadmap, with strategy changes like fortnightly green bin collections starting to pay “huge dividends”.

However the city could still do a whole lot more.

Today, at the start of national Recycling Week, campaigners are calling on the city to raise its game, become more ambitious, and aim for the top of the recycling league.

They say the city has the will, and the resources, to smash national targets, and could be recycling THREE QUARTERS of its waste by 2020.

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