Recycling and getting rid of household rubbish is very important.

If you do not get rid of your household waste properly it can cause problems with the neighbours and you could get fined.

Household Bins

Leeds City Council provide waste bins which are emptied once a week.

It is important to use the correct bins for the correct waste.

Your black bin is for general household waste only

Your green recycling bin is ONLY for:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Metal Cans
  • Aluminium aerosols
  • Foil
  • Plastics

You can check what day your bins will be emptied here:

When Will My Bins Be Emptied?

You should leave your waste and recycling ready for collection from 8pm the night before your collection day, and no later than 6am on your collection day.

If you live in Harehills and Armley, be aware there are extra rules in place by Leeds City Council called Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) . This means it is an offence to leave your bin out on the street before 6pm the day before collection day and after 9am on collection day and you will be fined £100 if you are caught.

Disposing of Bulky Items

Getting rid of bulky household items (old furniture, garden rubbish) can be difficult, but you must arrange to do this this yourself.

The best way is to take your items to one of the local recycling depots.

You can find a list of these here:

Recycling Sites

If you cannot get things to the recycling depot you must find another way of getting rid of your items.

The council have produced an excellent guide to getting rid of things here:

Get Rid of Unwanted Items

You must not dump or abandon your rubbish in a public place. In the UK, dumping your rubbish is called “fly tipping” and if you are caught, you will be fined.

Last Updated: 3 January 2019

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