Category Archives: Safer Cleaner Greener

A major operation to clear serious fly tipping in Calderdale has taken place on Cold Edge Road, near Warley Moor Reservoir in North Halifax. The clean-up effort involved 14 people, ten vans and additional traffic management operatives and vehicles. It took the group around five hours to clear a large amount of tyres and other… read more … about Council operation clears tonnes of dumped waste>>

Tyres cleared fly tipping

Calderdale Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean campaign and is working with community volunteers to support local clean up events. In the past 12 months, people have relied on the places close to home, like local parks, as somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, exercise and to play. Calderdale Council staff,… read more … about Supporting the Great British Spring Clean>>

Shaw Park clean up

Calderdale Council is cracking down on the illegal dumping of waste in the borough, with new technology making reporting and catching the culprits easier. Between January and the end of March this year, the Council received over 1000 reports of waste being dumped. In each case the report is investigated and evidence collected to find… read more … about Tackling fly tipping with help of new technology>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Plans to modernise and improve the layout of the Ainley Depot site, outside Elland, are being considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Ainley facility includes the Council’s highways depot and Elland Household Waste and Recycling Centre; it’s also the Council’s hub for winter gritting activity, requiring regular salt deliveries at certain times of the year…. read more … about Proposed improvements at Elland facility>>

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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!>>

A programme of tree planting is taking place in Calderdale, with over 100 new trees planted over the last month and more planned over the coming months and years. The benefits of tree planting are well documented; they absorb carbon dioxide and improve air quality, plus they can assist in the prevention of flooding, encourage… read more … about Council branches out with tree planting programme>>

Tree planting taking place

A successful Enforcement Action Week showed that Calderdale Council means business when it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour. The Council and its partner organisations stepped up their patrols, checks and enforcement from Monday 23 September, sending out a clear message that irresponsible behaviour such as fly-tipping, illegal parking, littering and vehicle idling will not be… read more … about Enforcement Action Week tackles irresponsible behaviour>>

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

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