Watch our short 3 minute film about the journey of your household waste. See how Bradford Council deals with the everyday task of collecting and disposing of household waste and see how you could help in reducing waste being sent to landfill by recycling more.
Voice over starts……….
Bradford Council’s refuse collection crews busily make their way through the streets of Bradford collecting a massive 145,000 tonnes of household rubbish from our doorsteps last year alone.
Every year UK households throw away around 30 million tonnes of rubbish – the equivalent of 3 and a half million double decker buses. The queue would stretch from London to Sydney Australia and back!
That’s an enormous amount of household waste being thrown away and we must reduce it.
Sometimes black bags of rubbish are left next to overflowing rubbish bins that are so full the lids won’t shut…
There’s no need… half the contents of the average rubbish bin can be recycled. We need to do more to reduce the amount of unnecessary waste being sent to landfill.
(Waste Transfer Station)
Once full, the refuse trucks make their way to Bowling Back Lane Waste Transfer Station where they offload the rubbish they’ve collected and it’s transferred into much larger container trucks ready for transporting to a landfill site.
Half of this waste could have been recycled
Landfill sites are vast areas of land where waste is disposed of and buried. Large container trucks go back and forth ferrying waste to its final destination.
The waste mountains get bigger and bigger as more trucks drop off their rubbish.
Sending waste to landfill that could have been recycled is expensive, it damages the environment, adds to global warming and has to stop.
(BMDC Recycling Services)
We can all do more to reduce waste, reuse things where we can and recycle more.
The council provides recycling services to all residents of Bradford making recycling as easy as possible for everyone.
Our Kerbside Recycling Collection means you can recycle paper, glass, cans, tins and now brown cardboard easily from home. We also collect garden waste in most areas too.
Our Household Waste Recycling Centres allow you to recycle a much wider range of materials like plastic bottles, cardboard, wood, scrap metal, batteries, electrical items, textiles and more.
We also provide over 80 Local Recycling Banks which can be found in easy to reach places like supermarket car parks.
Bradford Council is committed to reducing the amount of unnecessary household waste being sent to landfill, but we can’t do this without your participation.
As householders we must take responsibility for the amount of waste we produce and recycle all we can.
So please… don’t throw rubbish in the bin that can be recycled, use Bradford Council’s recycling services and recycle all that you can. Remember sending waste to landfill that could have been recycled has to stop.
To find out more about recycling please contact us: