KERBSIDE glass collections are expected to be scrapped across Huddersfield.
The scheme – used by tens of thousands of families – is expected to go in a bid to save almost £½m per year.
Kirklees Council’s cabinet will decide on Wednesday whether to axe the recycling service at the end of March next year.
Documents released ahead of the meeting reveal the group of leading councillors has been told the move would save £468,000 by the end of the 2013/14 financial year.
The plan was first revealed in January but was delayed amid protests from councillors.
But with further cuts in funding now certain, the council is now proposing to call time on collections to more than 117,000 households.
The expected closure of the service comes just three years after the council finished phasing in the green kerbside boxes.
The fortnightly collection was first launched with a pilot in the Denby Dale area during 2004 and continued to be rolled out to the rest of Kirklees until 2010.
Kirklees Green Party chief, Clr Andrew Cooper, said the council was being forced into cutting services due to “ridiculous” decisions by the Government.
He said: “It’s really disappointing.
“People have embraced it, it’s certainly been a success at increasing recycling rates.
“People want to do it but due to massive reductions in funding Kirklees has been forced down this road.
“As much as I would like to see people’s bottles collected, the level of funding cuts by central government is such that some very difficult decisions are having to be made.
“I care about recycling but the council is having to choose between recycling and basic social care.