Category Archives: Recycling and waste

Elland and Sowerby Bridge Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will reopen on Friday 11 September. Following careful consideration about how the sites can safely be operated, it’s been agreed that the HWRC sites at Elland and Sowerby Bridge can now reopen. The two sites join those already open at Halifax, Brighouse and Todmorden meaning that… read more … about Elland and Sowerby Bridge HWRCs to reopen>>

Calderdale Council

Garden waste collections in Calderdale will resume from Monday 4 May 2020. The service was temporarily suspended by Calderdale Council and contractors SUEZ due to COVID-19, to provide extra staff support for the main waste and recycling collection service. Fortnightly garden waste collections will now resume for existing subscribers on their usual collection day. Residents… read more … about Garden waste collections resume>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale residents are being urged to dispose of any rubbish responsibly, following a number of recent fly tipping cases in the borough. The Council’s Community Safety Wardens have attended a number of fly tipping incidents throughout Calderdale in recent weeks, including cases at Albert Promenade in Halifax, Cold Edge Road at Wainstalls, Donkey Hill outside… read more … about Counting the cost of fly tipping>>

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An innovative new basketball-style bin in Calderdale will encourage people to ‘slam dunk their junk’ to help in the fight against litter. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale came up with this winning idea to inspire people to bin their rubbish and reduce litter on the streets in a fun and engaging way…. read more … about Don’t drop it, dunk it!>>

This festive season, Calderdale Council is reminding residents what can and can’t be recycled, to help reduce the amount of waste in general household bins. When buying Christmas cards or wrapping paper, it’s always a good idea to avoid designs with foil, glitter or glue, to ensure they can be recycled. If you receive cards… read more … about Dreaming of a green Christmas>>

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Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

Changes are being introduced in our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) to help improve efficiency, reduce queue time and better manage waste disposal costs. From Monday 26 November, Calderdale Council will introduce a trial permit scheme, initially for users of HWRCs in Brighouse and Elland. Residents will need to display a permit in their vehicle… read more … about Changes to our Household Waste Recycling Centres>>

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As part of its ongoing battle against littering, Calderdale Council is backing the Chewing Gum Action Group’s ‘Bin it your way’ campaign. Complementing the Council’s own ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-littering campaign, ‘Bin it your way’ encourages people to dispose of their chewing gum responsibly and avoid a fine of up to £80. Posters and banners… read more … about Tackling chewing gum litter in Calderdale>>

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Two new Calderdale Council apprentices are taking the ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-litter message out into the Calderdale community. Joel Duncan and Rachael Crane are the Council’s new Apprentice Litter Champions, funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and Halifax Rotary Club. They will be visiting local schools and community groups and explaining the impact of… read more … about Champions ‘Don’t Muck About’ with anti-litter message>>

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