Doorstep glass collections are to return to Kirklees for the first time in eight years.

Kirklees Council stopped collecting glass from homes in 2013 in a bid to cut costs.

But now the council is working on plans to bring back doorstep glass collections by providing boxes or small bins which will probably be collected fortnightly.

Kirklees Council has signed a pledge to tackle climate change and has carried out a review of its waste strategy.

As part of that review the public were asked what they wanted to see from the council’s waste collection service.

More than 7,000 residents completed the survey – the biggest response the council has ever received for such a consultation – and top priority was the return of glass collection.

When asked what items they most wanted to recycle from home, people said glass, additional plastics and food waste.

Currently margarine tubs, yoghurt pots, fruit juice and milk tetra packs, plastic food containers from ready meals or fruit and plastic bottle tops are banned from green bins in Kirklees.

Around 80% of residents were in favour of a kerbside glass and food collection. Both an extra bin for glass and the option for a glass caddy inside the bin had support.

The council will now complete a detailed assessment before preparing a report for Cabinet but a statement on the council website has confirmed the return of glass collection, though no date has been set.

The statement reads: “We know you missed getting a kerbside glass collection, so we’re going to bring them back. We are proposing to give you a new bin (or box) to collect glass in for recycling when we launch the new collection service in 2021/22.”

Clr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Our vision is a clean, green, sustainable future for Kirklees with zero waste to landfill.

“With 91% of residents agreeing that the way we collect and process waste should be the way that best minimises our impact on the climate, it is clear you share our vision too.

“In the coming months we will be speaking to our current waste provider SUEZ, about how they can help us deliver residents’ ambitions which we’ll set out in our new waste strategy.

“We are very grateful to the 7,212 residents who took the time to have their say about waste across Kirklees. Your comments will be taken on board. Your feedback will help to shape our future waste strategy and help us to tackle the climate emergency.”