Green and grey bins for all with collections on alternate weeks
BIN collections in Huddersfield are to move to a new system.
It will mean grey wheeled bins emptied one week and green reyclying bins the next.
The move, announced by Kirklees Council, follows a pilot scheme at 5,000 homes.
Council chiefs claim the scheme has been very successful, with a big increase in household waste being recycled.
But there were complaints about food refuse and rubbish left to pile up for two weeks, attracting vermin.
Now it is set to be extended across Kirklees over the next three years.
The pilot scheme saw more than 5,000 households in part of the Almondbury, Dalton, Lepton and Moldgreen areas have a bin collection based on the grey bin for normal waste one week and the green recycling bin for dry recyclables the alternate week, plus a monthly kerbside glass collection service.
As part of the council's wider Recycling Plan for Kirklees being proposed to the council's Cabinet on January 24 the scheme will be rolled out over the rest of the district, starting in the summer in Dewsbury, Mirfield, Batley and the Spen Valley, and then in the rest of Kirklees from the summer to November of 2008.
Following this, recycling facilities will be supplied to rural properties, known as perimeter rounds, resulting in completion of the programme by March 2010.
Clr Martyn Bolt, Cabinet member for the Environment, said: "It would be easy and true for me to say that Kirklees Council is a leader in the field in its commitment to recycling and protecting the environment.
"But we could not achieve that position without the support of our staff and residents, particularly their commitment to recycling.
"I would like to thank residents across the borough for that support and commitment, which we now want to take a step further through the recycling plan for the district.
"Evaluation of the pilot scheme showed that the vast majority of people had no problems in adapting to the new arrangements which has saw 10% of waste previously put in grey bins - around 10 tonnes a week across the pilot area - being recycled.
"Multiply that across Kirklees and we have a tremendous opportunity to see a huge increase in recycling.
"The kerbside glass recycling service attracted the equivalent of five tonnes a week in the pilot area without any reduction in the amount of glass going into the public bottle banks.
"More than 80% of people said it was useful to have a fortnightly instead of monthly recycled bin collection service.
"We get regular comments from people from 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 a significant amount of recyclable waste is being put in the ordinary grey waste bin."
Clr Bolt said there were very few problems or complaints from residents in relation to the grey bin being emptied fortnightly. Over the Christmas and New Year period every household missed a grey bin collection but there were no problems in the pilot area.
Other elements of the wider recycling plan includes the free garden and woody waste service, collection of bulky items, and promotion of home composting.