Wakefield Council says all change for more than 50,000 homes on bin day

Behind the scenes look of the new �100m one-site waste and recycling facility at South Kirkby, Wakefield, which will divert 95 per cent of waste away from landfill. Pictured site manager Mike Walter.
Behind the scenes look of the new �100m one-site waste and recycling facility at South Kirkby, Wakefield, which will divert 95 per cent of waste away from landfill. Pictured site manager Mike Walter.
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It will be all change on bin day for more than 50,000 homes in the district.

The changes are coming as Wakefield Council aims to make the bin wagon routes more fuel and time efficient.

Properties in Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley will all be affected, as well as houses in Sharlston, Purston, Ackworth, Crofton and Streethouse, Kinsley and Fitzwilliam.

The council will be sending out letters to people to explain the changes.

The new system, which will be rolled out from Tuesday, March 17, will contribute to increasing recycling rates and divert around 95 per cent of the district’s waste away from landfill.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for environment and communities, said: “The new system is all about supporting residents across the district to recycle and to prevent waste going into landfill.

“We’re making changes to make it even easier for residents to recycle their household waste.”

The new system is being introduced in partnership with Shanks Waste Management, which has created the new recycling plant in South Kirkby.