A PILOT glass recycling scheme in the Denby Dale area is being hailed a success.
The kerbside scheme has been so popular that Kirklees Council officials want to extend it to see how successful it is in other areas.
They have made a bid for cash from the council's 2005/6 budget for the extension.
The present scheme includes 5,203 homes in Denby Dale, Upper Denby, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West and Upper and Lower Cumberworth.
Kirklees gave each property a 44-litre box in September.
Householders were asked to leave empty glass items in the boxes and leave them out for collection every fortnight.
The first collection was on October 11. Officials examined the pilot scheme's progress this month, after four collections had been made.
They discovered that 58% of homes had presented boxes for collection at least once.
On average, 29% of householders put their boxes out.
In total, 34 tonnes of glass were collected, despite many of the boxes being only half full.
This compares to 29 tonnes of glass which has been collected from six glass bank sites in the trial area since October.
Dave McMahon, environmental projects manager, said: "Much of the glass being collected at the kerbside may be glass that has previously disposed of in the general waste, so not recycled.
"However, with only two month's tonnage information it is too early to draw any reliable conclusions."
Officials have recommended that the boxes be collected monthly instead of fortnightly.
The pilot scheme was introduced because Kirklees needed to recycle another 12,000 tonnes of waste to hit a target of recycling 21% of household waste by 2005/6.
The Denby Dale area was chosen because it is the closest part of Kirklees to the Barnsley base of Glass Recycling UK, the company which buys the glass collected by Kirklees.