Re-Use and Recycling

We are exploring ways that businesses and the third sector can work together in the future, to enable more networking and collaboration to reduce waste and maximise resources.

EPIKS recently brought researchers and practitioners together for a conference on Zero Waste: enabling the Circular Economy. This acted as a catalyst to greater understanding of what can be achieved in our area through working collaboratively and was the second in what we hope will be a series of regular conference events. 

The conference helped to kick-start a better understanding of the overlap between those working in waste and those concerned about sustainability or poverty. The results of the regional project mapping the range of circular economy – and our local case studies – provided inspiration about what more can be achieved in Kirklees. You can see read more about the conference and see the speakers’ presentations on our news page.

Householders can find out more about bins, recycling and Kirklees Council’s Waste Strategy here.  

EPIKS runs regular volunteering sessions to clean up green spaces in Kirklees, preventing litter and fly-tipping from damaging ecosystems and blighting the landscape. Our volunteers collected over 300 bags of rubbish in 2022. Find out how to join our volunteers or get help cleaning your neighbourhood here.