Pledge your support to recycle more glass as part of new campaign

Residents in Leeds are being asked to pledge to recycle their glass at their nearest bottle banks rather than throwing it into their household bins as part of a drive to increase the city’s recycling rates. The average Leeds household throws away 500 glass bottles and jars each year which contributes to over 15,000…

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Art installation raises awareness of paper plea

A plea is being issued for residents to help reduce the mountain of unnecessary paper and cardboard waste produced in the city each year. This week Leeds City Council gave large sculpted letters to schools and businesses, which filled them with recyclable paper and card items to highlight the city-wide issue. Nine schools and businesses…

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Leeds hits the heights in Yorkshire in Bloom awards

Leeds has once again wowed judges in a prestigious regional green competition. As part of a special ceremony held this month, In-Bloom groups representing communities from across the city were recognised for their tremendous green fingered efforts at the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards. It was also a day of celebration for Leeds as a…

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City parks and green spaces recognised with celebrated Green Flag Award

Seven sites across Leeds have hit the heights and been recognised with an internationally recognised green award. Celebrating the very best green spaces across the United Kingdom, Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam estate and Middleton Park have once again being honoured with Green Flag Award status.…

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Leeds set to warm up to district heating network plan

Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to approve a major new scheme to provide low-cost environmentally-friendly heating at a meeting later this month. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Monday 17 July, members will be asked to officially endorse plans to create a district heating network…

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Leeds business smoked out with shisha bar conviction

A Burmantofts business has been prosecuted by Leeds City Council for operating as a shisha bar allowing smoking in enclosed premises. The owner of Fabylon at 11A Cherry Row in Burmantofts, Mr Brwa Ahmed, was fined £440 and ordered to pay £1818 costs and a £40 victim surcharge after being found guilty at Leeds…

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