Bradford – A new recycling pilot project is to begin for Communities in Bradford who have areas of high density housing where there isn’t room for recycling bins at every household.
For every tonne of recycled waste collected from new communal bin sites, the Government will reward the area with £60 towards community projects.
Under the Bradford Council administered scheme, the first Community Rewards recycling point is at Grange Interlink in Shearbridge, Great Horton, where local residents who do not have a recycling bin of their own, will be able to deposit their recyclables in special bins.
Further recycling points are planned for the Abu Bakr Mosque in Steadman Terrace, off Leeds Road; St Wilfrid’s Church, Little Horton, Windhill Community Centre in Shipley and Parson Street, in Lawkholme, Keighley.
The combined recyclable waste at each Community Recycling Point will be weighed each time it is collected and for each tonne, a £60 grant will be set aside for allocation towards small community projects, decided by each Area Committee.
The money could be used to fund such as playground equipment, day trips for children or the elderly, or park benches.
Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “This exciting project will enable the Council to access previously hard to reach communities to help them increase recycling rates.”
“This project will make an important contribution to getting the recycling message across to residents. Although everyone benefits indirectly from increasing recycling rates, this project will result in direct rewards.”