Residents of Bradford’s Unesco World Heritage site are being praised for a remarkable boost in waste recycling.
In July, homes in Titus Salt’s village, Saltaire, had their recycling caddies replaced with full-size bins and since then, recycling figures have rocketed.
Previously, the Council collected between 1.6 and 1.8 tonnes of recycling in Saltaire every two weeks, but in the last couple of months the figures have more than doubled.
From 2 August to 27 September, fortnightly figures have been between 3.8 tonnes and 4.5 tonnes.
To prevent the bins detracting from the amazing surroundings in the historic village, Council wagons have been collecting as early in the morning as possible, making it their first round of the day.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “We want to thank the residents of Saltaire for their great efforts to increase recycling.
“They have all enthusiastically taken on board the message that more recycling is a great help to the environment and will save Council Tax payers money in expensive landfill charges and taxes.
“It just goes to show that Bradford Council staff working in partnership with the community can achieve massive results. I would be great if similar success could be spread across the whole district.”