SENIOR schools throughout Kirklees are being urged to get more involved with recycling.
Kirklees Council has successfully bid for £153,000 from the Government, which will be spent on putting multi- material recycling sets in schools.
These will be similar to those provided in supermarket car parks and some other car parks.
The money will buy about 30 sets and there are no continuing costs for the council.
Steve Noble, assistant director of environment, said: "What is provided in each school will vary depending on space, vehicle access and what the school wants to do.
"We will be offering recycling facilities for
paper, card, glass, textiles and shoes."
Clr David Payne, the council's Cabinet member for environmental matters, said: "Being able to provide recycling facilities in school grounds will have a significant impact.
It will not just be in practical terms of adding to community recycling, but also in raising awareness of the importance of recycling among young people. That was a key element of our bid for funding."
Clr Payne added that the more that was recycled the less the council was forced to spend on disposing of waste.