Leeds City Council should introduce food waste bins in Hyde Park

Passed: November 2020 (23rd)

What do you want? / Why do you want it? 

I believe that by introducing a separate bin which is specifically for food waste in Hyde Park, the amount of litter and vermin will be significantly reduced whilst simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of the area and making it more sustainable. There has been a separate bin for food waste introduced in other areas of Leeds such as in the Rothwell and the south-east Leeds area so surely this can also be done in Hyde Park. I suggest Hyde Park as an area to trial the introduction of food waste bins and, if successful, they should be rolled out to the rest of Leeds. Many other cities such as Manchester already have food waste bins as standard, so it is time that Leeds did the same and did its part to tackle food waste and the climate crisis.

Expires: November 2023 (23rd)

Submitted By: Ruby Fatimilehin

Officer: Union Affairs & Communications

Area of Work: Sustainability


28/03/23: A Sustainability Rep, Ben, has co-ordinated, alongside local organisations including Rainbow Jukntion, a food waste compost that is to be utilised throughout the year. The compost was unveiled during Climate Week, and will continue to be used by societies etc. Initial funding supplied through the Campaign Fund.  

08/12/2022: Sustainability reps particularly interested in taking this up and using some of their resources. 

15/02/22: This is part of the community project groups around waste-- food waste bins unlikely to happen as very expensive but Aysha still pushing for this.

25/10/21: Safyan caught up with Aysha. Part of the work that the Litter Picking Group do is to talk to the council about increasing the amount of bins around Hyde Park, particularly glass bottles. Aysha to enquire about the issue of this policy with the Council

November 2020: New Policy