Leeds & West Yorkshire

Communal recycling areas open at Leeds tower blocks

New communal recycling areas have opened at tower blocks in Leeds as the city council aims to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.

Recycling centres have been set up outside Clyde Court and Clyde Grange in Armley and at Wortley Towers and Heights in Wortley.

It means residents living in nearly 400 flats can recycle plastics, paper, card and cans outside their building.

The council is aiming to recycle half of all household waste by 2020.

Communal recycling is introduced in areas which are considered too inaccessible for green bins.

Susan Upton, head of waste management at Leeds City Council, said: "We're aiming to get as many people as possible recycling across Leeds so we need to make it as easy as possible for them to do so."

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