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Green fingered residents to get brown bins

August 26, 2011 1:29 PM

After a long campaign by Councillors and the residents association means householders in Moor Drive, Otley are at last to be included in Leeds City Council's garden waste collection scheme.

Councillor Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) got involved after hearing from several residents, as well as a Residents Association, who wanted Moor Drive, Otley, to be put on the 'brown bin' collection. He managed to persuade Council officials to accept the residents' wishes so a letter will now be sent out to all residents affected, informing them about their new collection.

Councillor Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said

"I have never understood why Moor Drive was excluded from the original scheme as the collection wagon drives past the end of the road. Residents were very keen to do there bit for the environment but it has taken a long time to persuade Environmental Services that they should be included. I'm delighted that the Council has seen sense and changed the route so that the residents of Moor Drive can dispose of their garden waste in an eco-friendly way. It costs the Council so much to get rid of waste in landfill that it makes economic sense to help people divert waste and increase recycling.

Following further discussions with Environmental Services we hope to get every resident of Otley and Yeadon on the garden waste scheme by autumn next year.

"I really am glad that I was able to help residents of Moor Drive, and I hope this encourages other people to get in touch with their local Councillors, as it really can get things done."