café scientifique

Next meeting:
Monday 9th July 2018
Waste in Leeds:
the Problems and Solutions

By Gush Bambhrah

There are over 750,000 people living in the Leeds area and each year about 260,000 tons of waste is created. Leeds City Council Waste Management has the job of looking after and dealing with it, trying to recover, recycle and reuse as much of the rubbish as possible, as well as encouraging the reduction in the amount of waste produced.

The presentation talks about the process of dealing with the City’s waste and looks at the past, present and future, and how residents can assist in making Leeds the best city it can be.



Gush Bambhrah started working for Leeds City Council, in 1999, in the Waste Management Trade Waste Services Team which deals with all the trade waste contracts. He then moved to the Contact Centre dealing with problems, questions and queries from the public, councillors, Leeds City Council and external organisations Whilst at the Contact Centre he dealt with numerous queries over the phone, in writing and face-to-face.  In August 2016 he started his role as a Leeds City Council Waste Advisor carrying out waste and recycling presentations, encouraging people to recycle, at schools, community groups and also at the Recycling Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) centre. He also attends customer engagement activities such as event days, festivals, Breeze events and others, giving the opportunity to interact with residents from all over the city, to gather opinions on waste to feedback to managers about solutions to customer issues. 


About Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where people can meet to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific. The events are extremely popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date. They are often taken from a wider global discussion.

All are welcome. The Café is held at The New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road.

For information on topics please check back here for updates or for more information see the e-newsletter or the HDT newsletter.

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Details of previous talks are listed here

Coming soon:

Monday 9th July
“Waste in Leeds: the Problen and Solutions”
By Gush Bambhrah
More Details

August – No Meeting

Monday 10th September
“Time is Brain – New Treatments for MS”
By Helen Ford

Monday 8th October
Maps, Boundaries and Borders
By Aidan Liggins
(In conjunction with Headingley Festival of Ideas)

Monday 12th November
Leeds Flood Scheme
By Simon Jepps

Monday 10th December


what's on

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    Mon 9th July - Waste in Leeds: the problem and solutionsVisit page

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    Thurs 12th July - The Brexit Crisis: where it came from and where it may be leading Visit page

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additional info

7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Headingley Club
56 St Michael’s Road
Tel: 0113 2757712 (for info. on venue)

Entry £3

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