A PILOT scheme which has seen a big rise in household waste being recycled could be extended across Kirklees over the next two years.
The trial involved more than 5,000 households in part of Almondbury, Dalton, Lepton and Moldgreen.
Residents have a weekly bin collection based on the grey bin for normal waste one week and the green recycling bin the alternate week - plus a monthly kerbside glass collection service.
In addition, more than 300 properties that still use bin liners have been introduced to recycling for the first time.
Delighted waste officials said 10% of waste previously put in grey bins now went in recycling bins. It is the equivalent of six tonnes a week for recycling.
Clr Martyn Bolt, Kirklees Cabinet member for the environment, said: "The vast majority of people reported no problems in adapting to the new arrangements." A survey revealed 86% of people thought it was important to have a kerbside glass collection service and 81% found it useful to have a fortnightly instead of monthly recycling bin collection service."
Clr Bolt said: "There were very few problems or complaints from residents in relation to the grey bin being emptied fortnightly."
He added: "There were also other elements to boost the overall recycling, including the free garden and `woody' waste service, and promotion of home composting. "These elements have also been well received by householders."
Expansion options will be considered over the next few weeks, said Clr Bolt.
He said: "We get frequent comments from people in all parts of the district that a monthly emptying of the green recycling bins is not frequent enough. "The result of the pilot scheme indicates that there is a significant amount of recyclable waste that is being put in the ordinary grey waste bin."