I found the Kirklees Municipal Waste Management Strategy on Kirklees website, http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/yourproperty/pdf/MunWasteManageStrategy.pdf
At the moment, I suspect most people take the removal of their waste from their drives for granted, it sort of disappears!! I have heard people saying "I can't be bothered to sort my waste into the recylcing bin".
The Aims of the strategy are:
Implement actions to reduce, re-use, recycle and recover value from waste within Council operations. Progress towards greater waste reduction and higher re-use, recycling, composting and recovery of value from waste within the Kirklees district, thus reducing dependence on landfilling.
Read through the strategy, there are many EU targets which have to be reached. We have to all take responsibility for the waste we create, because we can only take it out of the ground and put it in another for so long. Reduce, re-use, recycle, repair. Check out http://groups.freecycle.org/HuddersfieldFreeCycle/posts/all this is where you can get rid of unwanted items to other people. Really easy to use.