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World Oceans Day 2021
The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on the 8th of June. This date was first declared World Oceans Day back in 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro. Civil society,...
Return of Late Night Opening at Household Waste Recycling Centres
Late night opening at Household Waste Recycling Centres returns from Monday 29 March 2021 Centres will be open until 8.00pm (including Bank Holidays) as follows: Monday South Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre Thursday Glasshoughton Household Waste Recycling Centre Friday Wakefield Household...
Food Action Week
Wasting food feeds climate change. Don’t believe us? Well, if we stopped throwing away the 710,000 tonnes of potatoes we waste every year in our homes, it could stop 330,000 tonnes of CO2e from going into the atmosphere! When we throw...
Household Waste Recycling Centres currently open for essential visits only
All Household Waste Recycling Centres in the Wakefield district are currently open for essential visits only with additional Covid safety and social distancing measures in place Please only visit our centres to bring waste that you cannot safely store at home...
Press release for Sculpture: Friendship, Unity & Progress
A new sculpture has been installed and unveiled at the South Kirkby Waste Management facility. The sculpture was designed and made by local artist Jason Heppenstall, who uses reclaimed metal items to make his impressive creations. The name “Friendship Unity &...
Christmas Opening Hours now in operation across Household Waste Recycling Centres
Christmas opening hours are now in operation at the Household Waste Recycling Centres. From Monday 26th October 2020 all sites will close at 5.00pm Monday to Friday
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new video which explores the journey of two plastic bottles through our recycling facility. The video will give you an insight into where your recycling goes after it leaves your bin.
What happens to my waste in Wakefield?
The Waste Treatment Facility at South Kirkby continues to increase recycling, reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and help generate green sustainable energy.
Want to get involved?
Why not come see us at one of our upcoming events. Follow us on Facebook for recycling hints and tips, regular recycling updates and reminders of our upcoming events.
5th June 2021