Kerbside glass collections are back in Kirklees – but it’s only a small scale trial at this stage.
The public has been keen to see the return of glass recycling collections, axed by Kirklees Council in 2013 to save costs.
However, the council isn’t sure how it would work and what sort of bins would be used so from Monday November 28 a six-month trial will start.
The trial will cover around 1,400 homes across all 23 wards in Kirklees. The properties chosen are a combination of communal council Homes & Neighbourhoods properties and private rentals, as well as an additional 35 council Trade Waste customers.
Everyone taking part has been contacted by the waste team directly and will be provided with one of two types of wheeled recycling bins and their own recycling bag to help carry glass to their bins.
The trial will be used to work out how glass can be collected – bins or boxes – and the best way it could be rolled out across the district.
Clr Naheed Mather, Cabinet member for the environment, said: “We know that Kirklees residents are keen to recycle, and we applaud that.
“We’re keen to get it right, which is where the glass collection trials come in. Information gathered at this stage will help to inform our teams so they can make the best decision when planning how we may collect glass in the future from all households and businesses across the district.”
The council has previously said that a full glass collection service could return some time in 2024.
The glass trial is just one part of the council’s recently-published Resources and Waste Strategy. The trial is the last of the council’s nine pledges detailed in the strategy.
Other pledges include a Recycling Champions scheme, a reuse shop in Huddersfield, a new bookable bulky waste collection system and a recycling service for commercial Trade Waste customers, all of which are already benefitting residents, schools and businesses across Kirklees.