Leeds tips to increase opening hours and offer 80 per cent more visitor slots each day

Leeds Council has confirmed it will extend the opening hours and number of slots available to book at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the city.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:50 pm
Cars queuing at Seacroft Household Waste Recycling Centre.

From Monday, March 29, each of the city’s eight HWRCs will be open for a further two hours a day from 8.00am to 6.00pm, seven days a week.

As a result of the extension in opening hours and overall increase in booking slots at each site, the amount of slots available to residents will increase by 80 per cent to 3,600 slots a day which is 25,000 slots per week.

Residents can dispose of items such as garden waste and unwanted household items such as broken furniture/beds, electrical goods, white goods, mattresses and toys for free at all Leeds tips.

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Councillor 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.”

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.

To book a slot, or to find out more about HWRCs, click here.